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If you live in Southcentral Alaska, there’s a good chance you’ve driven or hiked through the 2019 Swan Lake Fire. If you’re like me, maybe… Continue reading
By HEIDI HELLING Kenai National Wildlife Refuge What can we learn from the Swan Lake Fire that burned over 167,000 acres in 2019? Large areas… Continue reading
In a gliding dive it swooped down from atop an aspen and disappeared, plunging into the fresh snow behind a stand of willows. I hunkered… Continue reading
Those affected by the fire have one more month to apply for a federal disaster loan.
Residents of the Kenai Peninsula are all too familiar with wildfire after the summer of 2019. Not only did the Swan Lake Fire burn for… Continue reading
Last fall the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge was forced to close eight trails due to Swan Lake Fire activity. Through the fall, all eight trails… Continue reading
The line had been out of commission since August.
The Swan Lake Fire was reported at 6:52 p.m. on June 5. Over the next 145 days, more than than 3,000 firefighters and support personnel… Continue reading
In the wake of the Swan Lake Fire, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Kenai/Soldotna) is requesting a frank discussion on wildlife management policies. Micciche sent a letter… Continue reading
Loans for fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and bills that can’t be paid because of the fire.
The fire is 90% contained.
Windy conditions on Wednesday tested the containment lines around the perimeter.
Increases will be noticed in Anchorage bowl, Cooper Landing, Hope, Seward and Moose Pass.
The Alaska Type 3 Organization has assumed command from the Northern Rockies Type 2 Team.
The fire has already seen between 2.25 and 3.05 inches of rain this month.
The Swan Lake Fire, located five miles northeast of Sterling is nearly 50% contained, and has grown slightly, to 165,085 acres, according to the Type… Continue reading
This summer brought one of the hottest and driest summers ever recorded on the Kenai. Large areas dominated by black spruce, hot temperatures, and dry… Continue reading
The fire is currently at 163,714 acres and is 37% contained.
The fire experienced another day of little activity Monday.
The fire is measured to be about 163,686 acres and is 37% contained.