Reconnaissance flight around Munson Creek fire shows varying degrees of burn intensity – AK Fire Info
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Take a tour around the #MunsonCreekFire with this video shot during a reconnaissance flight yesterday, Thursday July 8th. You can see from the video that the fire burned to varying degrees of intensity, leaving a patchwork of scorched and unburned areas similar to how many Alaskan wildfires typically burn. These types of forest fires help maintain a diverse and healthy landscape by allowing fire to play its natural ecological role that is crucial for the boreal forest, a fire-dependent ecosystem.
The Munson Creek fire started in a limited protection area, the lowest priority for suppression response, and the Forestry Division managed the fire to protect any values ââthat could be at risk, such as Chena Hot Springs Resorts, the dozens of cabins and homes along the end of Chena Hot Springs Road and a handful of cabins and mines on the Middle Fork Chena River, while still allowing the fire to reduce the fuel load, which will help reduce the risk of larger fires in the future.
In the video you can also see how close the fire has come to Chena Hot Springs Resort and the burnt area surrounding a shelter hut on Angel Rocks in Chena Hot Springs that remains standing, as well as some mining camps. on the Middle Fork Chena River which firefighters are working to protect if the fire hits them. The fire has been most active on the southern and eastern sides along the Middle Fork Chena River for the past two days and is likely to continue with warmer, drier weather expected.
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