Currant Creek Fire Responds to Hot and Dry Weather
Contact: Mary McBurney, 907.781.2218
Given the persistent hot and dry weather, the 1,784-acre Currant Creek Fire remains active on the north side of Currant Creek. Having consumed most of the remaining fuel north of the creek, there is a low chance of the fire spreading to the south side of the creek. It does not pose a threat to any sensitive resources at this time. Because of the reduced threat, two National Park Service fire professionals who were on site monitoring the fire, have left the area and returned to their home base at Denali National Park and Preserve. The Alaska wildfire season continues and they will support other ongoing fire management efforts
Division of Forestry fire managers will continue to conduct periodic aerial surveys to monitor Currant Creek Fire activity and map any changes to the fire perimeter.
The fire continues to burn in a mosaic pattern that produces patches of burned and unburned vegetation. This mosaic will help create high quality habitat for wildlife in coming years. Fire in the boreal forest is a natural process and nature's way of renewing and revitalizing the landscape.
Did You Know?
Berries are an important traditional food for the Dena'ina Athabascan people of the Lake Clark region. Seven different kinds of berries are available in the summer and fall, including blueberries, cranberries, and salmonberries.