Date: April 27, 2015
Contact: Robyn Broyles, 907-644-3418
Port Alsworth, Alaska - Visitors and residents are reminded that elevated fire danger exists due to cured and dead vegetation in portions of the Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake region. These conditions mean that given an ignition source, new fires may readily start and spread quickly. Wildland fire managers ask visitors and residents to please use caution with all activities that could start a wildfire.
While localized precipitation may moderate fire danger for a short time, until annual vegetation fully greens up, dead grass will remain at significant risk for new fires and contribute to rapid fire growth given a little wind. Fire officials in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve are waiting for more rain, or significant green-up activity to moderate fire danger. The Port Alsworth and Lake Clark areas have not received rainfall in the last seven days.
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve will lift its fire advisory when the area receives at least a quarter inch of rain for four consecutive days, or significant green-up activity occurs.
Wildland fire managers ask visitors and residents to stay informed of fire danger and conditions. We all have a hand in a safe fire season.