The crew of 20 firefighters from Delaware are now a part of more than 700 personnel assigned to the Stuart Creek 2 Fire.
The wildfire, located about 25 miles east of the town of North Pole, Alaska, has grown to 82,274 acres and is now 15 percent contained. Fire activity subsided with cool temperatures and light rain; minimal spread is anticipated today. The current weather, which is 65 degrees with humidity at 50 percent, is providing the opportunity to attack the fire with direct fire line construction on the fire's edge.
According to the Eastern Area Coordination Center daily report: "The crew is still in staging at the "Tirebase" spike camp. The crew from Delaware will join up with a crew from Maryland and possibly move to a new spike camp. The crews will focus on structure protection at the north end of the fire. Morale is high. Daytime temperatures have been in the seventies with nighttime temperatures in the fifties. Precipitation is forecasted for this evening with wind gusts at 18 to 20 miles per hour."
For more information: gacc.nifc.gov/eacc/logistics/crews/crews_files/iarr_report.pdf.