Monday Afternoon Update: High Fire Activity Expected To Continue On Swan Lake Fire

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Original Post: Noon: The Swan Lake Fire is estimated at 150,246 acres with a total of 613 personnel. Crews will continue securing fire edge to the south of Sterling Highway to reduce the potential of future closures between Cooper Landing and Soldotna.Rocky Gilbert, Fire Manager: “We had something coming around, wind blowing, from the southwest later in the day on Sunday, the fire got very active and started moving towards the Sterling Highway. Firefighters got out ahead of it and tried to light off the highway to keep fire from encroaching upon the highway. A lot of smoke, dust, and we had aircrafts flying so we had lots of road closures due to limited visibility and firefighters on the roadway.”  Gilbert: “The rest of the fire, things are looking pretty good. There is some fire activity on the northeast portion, but overall we are making good progress and we feel good about the outlook.”  Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. The Incident Management Team has separated the fire into multiple branches in order to have teams on each branch focused on one community. Each branch is stationed on a portion of the fire to keep the surrounding communities secure. Extremely dry fuels will continue to support active fire spread over the next few days combined with more sun, slightly higher temperatures and lower relative humidity. Northwest winds will once again tend to push smoke and fire spread to the southeast.center_img Fire activity in the Hideout Mountain, Hidden Lake, Juneau Lake, Bear Mountain, Fuller Lake, Kenai River corridor and Sterling Highway areas will continue. Decreasing cloud cover and backing wind to the N-NW should increase fire activity. Travel is not recommended on the Sterling Highway related to the continuing level of fire activity between MP 53-71. Expect significant delays. Torching, active ground fire, and smoldering will continue to aid spread with available fuels, aspect and slope, according to Gilbert.last_img read more

ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata begin pre-season training in Spain

first_imgIndian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) began their month-long pre-season training at Segovia in Spain, the franchise announced on Tuesday.The champions of the inaugural edition of ISL will train at Los Angeles de San Rafael ground in El Espinar before the second season of the tournament begins on October 3.Also read: Delhi Dynamos signs Spanish keeper Doblas Atletico de Kolkata will play their first practice match against Gimnastica Segoviana CF, a Spanish U-19 team on Thursday, the franchise said in a release.This year ATK have signed Portugal’s Helder Postiga as their marquee player and have roped in Canadian forward Iain Hume from franchise Kerala Blasters to boost their squad.last_img read more