• Ice crystals form on ground vegetation

    Noatak

    National Preserve Alaska

Fire Update

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Date: June 25, 2013
Contact: Keith Mitchell, 907.683.9549
Contact: Linda Jeschke, 907.442.3890

There have been 5 wildfires in Noatak NP so far this year; Sandy Ridge is a new wildfire and the Kavachurak Fire has been called out. This is an area prone to thunderstorms, lightning, and wildfire this time of year.

(New)Sandy Ridge Fire– ref#353 • Located 72 miles north northeast of Kobuk • 2 acres • Lightning–ignited on June 23, 2013 • The fire was discovered on a surveillance flight. No activity seen placed in monitor status.

Howard Pass Fire – ref#353 • Located 86 miles north northeast of Kobuk • .5 acres • Lightning–ignited on June 22, 2013 • Flown on 6/23/2013 no activity seen

Imelyak River Fire – ref#352 • Located 60 miles north northeast of Kobuk • 172.3 acres • Lightning–ignited on June 22, 2013 • Flown on 6/23/2013 no activity seen

Kavachurak #2 – ref# 333 • Located 65 miles north of Kobuk • 90 acres • Lightning-ignited on June 20, 2013 • Flown on 6/23/2013 no activity seen

Kavachurak Fire – ref#313 • Located 68 miles north of Kobuk • 908 acres • Lightning-ignited on June 20,2013 • Called out June 24 2013


Visit http://www.nps.gov/applications/fire/wildland-fire/fires.cfm?postid=4923 for current fire information. More detailed information will be posted soon at http://www.nps.gov/noat/parkmgmt/currentfireinfo.htm

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center reports 327 fires have burned 447,040 acres across Alaska to date. Visit http://fire.ak.blm.gov/ for statewide information.

Did You Know?

An archeologist excavates a house pit overlooking a stream.

The Preserve contains thousands of undisturbed archaeological and cultural sites, some dating back 11,000 years.