ALASKA INTERAGENCY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
TYPE 2 TEAM
Rob Allen, INCIDENT COMMANDER
PHONE: (907) 714-2484
10:00 AM June 4, 2014
FUNNY RIVER FIRE UPDATE
193,597 acres with 60% containment
Today, we expect to see isolated small smoke columns well within the existing contained fire perimeter in pockets of unburned fuels (trees). Southwest light winds are predicted. Last night near Torpedo Lake, a very small (50ft x 50ft) section of unburned fuel (trees) burned within the existing fire perimeter. This was extinguished using air support.
Staffing continues to downsize as fire crews are released to other assignments in Alaska and the Lower 48. The Incident Command Post is a hub of activity as fire crews are returning in from the spike camps for the demobilization process and ground and supply resources are packaged up to be warehoused until the next assignment.
The Prevention Team will be at the Kenai River Festival this weekend to help homeowners with firewise defensible space questions and three “After the Fire” workshops have been scheduled:
Thursday, June 5:10:30am-Noon: Funny River Community Center
Thursday, June 5: 6:30-8pm: Tustumena School
Friday, June 6: 630-8pm: Sterling Community Center
Here is a picture of the technical specialists in our Planning Section. This section works long hours often on night shifts. We owe our continued success on the fire to the weather and fire behavior forecasters and the GIS team making the maps to assist the firefighters and the public.
Alaska DNR- Division of Forestry (DOF)
Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team
Central Emergency Services
Funny River Wildfire
Homer Electric Association, Inc
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District