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Bruin Creek and Edge Creek Fires Out

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Date: June 22, 2013

Copper Center, Alaska Fire Management officially called out the Bruin and Edge Creek fires on June 21. Located in the Chisana River drainage, both fires were started by lightning and burned a total of 2.2 acres.

Rain has helped to slow the growth of the Chisana River Fire and moderated the spread of smoke.At 29,910 acres, the fire showed little growth on June 21 with light winds from the west.

A Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory remains in effect for most of Alaska, due to record heat and dry fuels.Read more at: http://fire.ak.blm.gov/content/weather/outlooks/FFBehavior.pdf.

Information about fires burning on National Park Service lands throughout Alaska is provided at http://www.nps.gov/wrst/parkmgmt/currentfireinfo.htm

Information and photos are also available at http://inciweb.org/incident/3440/.

For additional information please contact Mark Keogh at 907-822-7223.

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