• Autumn photo of Lake Clark and the Aleutian Range in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Currant Creek Fire Responds to Hot and Dry Weather

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Date: July 31, 2013
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.   

Visit http://www.nps.gov/lacl/parkmgmt/currentfireinfo.htm for up-to-date fire information and call 907.781.2218 if you have questions or concerns. 

Did You Know?

Antlers are covered with velvet while still growing - the velvet contains blood vessels that bring nutrients to the growing tissue.

Female caribou have antlers, but female moose do not. Male moose and all caribou shed their antlers in the late fall or early winter, and grow new antlers in the spring. Caribou and moose are the only two members of the deer family found in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.