Fire update: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Aug 28, 2019

The latest map of the Caribou Lake Fire
Credit AK Division of Forestry

The Caribou Lake Fire, 25 miles northeast of Homer, is still 20 percent contained. Today, Forestry officials announced a 4 acre increase in the size of the fire from 900 to 904 acres. Minimal fire growth is expected over the next several days as the predicted cloud cover will help to moderate fire activity. Around 80 people are fighting the fire on the ground and in the air.

The Alaska Division of Forestry asks hunters in Caribou Lake to please stay away from the fire area.
A Temporary Flight Restriction is in effect for the Caribou Lake area. The TFR does include a restriction on drones.

The North Fork Fire, 6 miles northwest of Homer, is now 100 percent contained at 59 acres. Forestry will begin demobilizing North Fork firefighters at the end of their shift today, Wednesday.

There is a public meeting on the Swan Lake Fire tonight at Cooper Landing School at 6 p.m. You can livestream the meeting on the KPB Alerts Facebook page.
For the latest reporting on the Swan Lake Fire go to

The next fire update with Sarah Saarloos, Public Information Officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry will be tomorrow morning, Thursday around 9 a.m.