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Contact: Kris Fister, 907-455-0641
EAGLE, Alaska: The Trout Fire, which had no visible smokes for a couple of weeks, has come back to life and is now creating some smoke due to the hot, dry and windy conditions in Interior Alaska. The fire is in monitor status, and its acreage is unchanged at 376 acres. At this time it does not pose a threat to the community of Eagle, nor to any structures within the Preserve. It was ignited on May 24th by a lightning strike.
There will be no additional updates on the Trout Fire until conditions change significantly.
The Seventy Mile Fire burning south of the Preserve was also ignited by lightning in late May, and is currently mapped at 2902 acres. Eagle residents may see fire personnel in the area as the fire is receiving additional staffing. It currently poses no threat to Eagle.
For statewide wildfire information, visit: http://akfireinfo.com. Additional information on the Seventy Mile Fire or other fires outside the Preserve can be obtained by calling the Joint Information Center in Fairbanks at (907) 356-5511.
Additional park information is available on the web at www.nps.gov/yuch or by calling the Eagle Visitor Center between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at (907) 459-3730.