AK Division of Forestry

The Caribou Lake Fire, 25 miles northeast of Homer, is 20 percent contained and is estimated to cover 900 acres.

A Temporary Flight Restriction is in effect for the Caribou Lake area.
Two more crews arrived yesterday bringing the number of firefighters to around 80 people fighting the Caribou Lake Fire. The majority the heat of the fire is on the north flank.

The North Fork Fire, 6 miles northwest of Homer, is now 100 percent contained at 59 acres.
The Alaska Division of Forestry has lifted the READY alert status for the Diamond Ridge/North Fork area. 

AK Division of Forestry

The Caribou Lake Fire, 25 miles northeast of Homer, is 20 percent contained and is estimated at 848 acres. Fire suppression efforts will continue today. Drought conditions are challenging firefighting efforts as it means that the fire is burning deep into the ground without hitting any water. Two more crews are arriving today bringing the number of firefighters to between 80 and 90 people fighting the fire. There is a public meeting today, Saturday, on the status of all area fires at 3 p.m. at McNeil Canyon School – mile 12.5 East End Road.

AK Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Sarah Saarloos dropped in to KBBI to update information on the Caribou Lake and North Fork fires.

The Caribou Lake Fire, 25 miles northeast of Homer, is 20 percent contained and estimated at 848 acres.

There is a public meeting on the Caribou Lake Fire Saturday, August 24 at 3 p.m. at McNeil Canyon School located at mile 18 on East End Road. The meeting will be broadcast live on KBBI AM 890.

AK Division of Forestry

The Caribou Lake Fire,  25 miles northeast of Homer, is at 20 percent containment and is estimated at 848 acres. Fire suppression efforts will continue today with firefighters on the ground, air support and mapping. The fire is moving north and is expected to increase in size, though not rapidly. 

Shooting sound into Cook Inlet

Aug 23, 2019
Hilcorp

Seismic survey work in Lower Cook Inlet is scheduled to go forward this September.

Oil and gas company Hilcorp has announced plans for seismic mapping of about 200 square miles in the middle of Lower Cook Inlet near Homer beginning around September 10. Seismic mapping involves using soundwaves generated by a boat crossing Cook Inlet repeatedly, shooting the soundwaves to determine whether there may be oil or gas beneath Cook Inlet.

AK Division of Forestry

The Caribou Lake Fire is moving north.
The size is an estimated 800 acres but the Alaska Division of Forestry  expects the fire to grow, though not rapidly. There is still no reliable estimate for the size of the Caribou Lake Fire.
Poor visibility has made it difficult to map the fire.

The North Fork Fire is holding at 59 acres, no growth expected. Crews are working to put out hot spots inside the containment line. KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson spoke to Sarah Saarloos, Public Information Officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry at 6 p.m. for this update:
 

AK Division of Forestry

The demand for resources at Caribou Lake Fire has grown and in response, AK Division of Forestry has decided that the Caribou Lake Fire will now be administered by the same team as the Swan Lake Fire according to Sarah Saarloos, Public Information Officer. Saarloos was based in Soldotna but is traveling to Homer today, Thursday, to set up an office. She spoke to KBBI this morning for this update on the Caribou Lake and North Fork fires. 

KBBI:
Can you tell me anything about the Caribou Lake Fire?

AK Division of Forestry

East winds are expected to gust to 20 mph tonight which will effect fire suppression efforts on the Caribou Lake and North Fork fires. KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson spoke with Bob Cicciarella, Chief of Kachemak Emergency Services at 1:30 this afternoon for this update.

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AK Division of Forestry

The Caribou Lake Fire is now estimated at 700 acres with some structures threatened. The North Fork Fire did not grow overnight. It is still estimated at 59 acres.

A burn ban is now in effect for the Kenai Peninsula and air quality is poor. People with respiratory problems are advised to limit activity.

Click on the arrow below to listen to the report from the AK Division of Forestry. 

The Caribou Lake Fire was active on Tuesday spreading toward valuable assets as poor visibility limited aircraft support.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week – August 18, 2019

Aug 21, 2019
Beeblebrox at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Macaq  -  Sunrise

Macaq pugngirlartuq kiagmi.

Translation:
Sunrise comes very early in the summer. 
 

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