Rain At The Swan Lake Fire Reduces Fire Activity

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享More rain fell on the Swan Lake Fire on Friday, making it unlikely that the fire will exhibit any growth soon as it remains at 102,229 acres, according to the Incident Command Team. Little smoke was visible from Sterling Highway as burning logs and other fuels were extinguished by the rain or reduced to smoldering. The Yukon Type 2 crew continued to work on chipping piles of branches and brush along contingency lines near the Sterling Highway east of the fire. Additional personnel were reassigned to other fires or sent home to restbefore their next dispatch. The fire is currently operating with 190 personal. The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will remain in effect until fire operations are complete. Violators of the TFR pose a significant risk to firefighters. Rain showers are expected to continue for the rest of the weekend, with cool temperatures. Rainfall amounts are expected to total between one-tenth and one- quarter inch, with a few areas on the fire getting up to one-half inch of precipitation. A high pressure ridge is expected to build over the Kenai Peninsula starting Monday. Thiswill bring warmer and drier conditions for several days, according to the Incident Command Team. Heavy clouds prevented aircraft from flying to monitor the remote parts of the fire or remove the radio repeater. More suppression repair work was completed by hand crews on the south and west edges of the fire. Heavy equipment worked on establishing drainage on more of the dozer lines.last_img