31 May 2009, 11:06pm
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Broken Snowshoe Fire

Location: 2.5 miles northeast of McGrath, AK
Specific Location: along the Kuskokwim and Takotna Rivers, Lat 63°4´56″; Lon 155°25´23″

Date of Origin: 05/24/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 05/31/2009 7:00 pm
Personnel: 295
Size: 25,757 acres
Percent Contained: 16%

Suppression Costs to Date : $1,396,705

The fire received light rains last night, providing firefighters with another day of moderate
conditions. The fire continues to smolder and creep on the southern perimeter with multiple tree torching on the north and east flanks.

Structure triage along Nixon Fork continues. Direct attack suppression activities along the Kuskokwim and Takotna Rivers. With warmer and dryer weather conditions predicted to arrive by this on Monday or Tuesday there is a potential for significant fire growth.

Land ownership State owned 85%; MTNT Ltd. 4%; Doyon Ltd. (native corporation) 11%. 20 structures and 13 outbuildings threatened.



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