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Fire crews employ point protection around Levelock

Crews use point protection to defend the village and surrounding infrastructure. Tundra around Levelock will likely continue to burn until it rains.

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Water shortage looms in Chignik Lagoon

A boil water notice has been in effect since July 2. As of yesterday, residents had only 5,000 gallons of drinkable water left.

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A boil water notice has been in effect since July 2. As of  yesterday, residents had only 5,000 gallons of drinkable water left. 

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Crews use point protection to defend the village and surrounding infrastructure. Tundra around Levelock will likely continue to burn until it rains. 

Courtesy of Jaclyn Christensen

An Alaska Fire Service aircraft that surveyed the fire yesterday reported low activity, with west winds at 25 - 27 miles per hour. 

Izzy Ross

Smoke from a 5,000-acre fire near Levelock has settled over Dillingham. A period of substantial rainfall is necessary to tamp down threats of wildfires.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Emergency firefighters and local volunteers are still working to suppress a 5,000-acre fire near Levelock. The fire has been burning since Sunday night, and residents are finally beginning to see improvements. 

Courtesy of Jaclyn Christensen.

The fire is estimated to be about 12 miles northeast of the village. Community members have used a bulldozer and excavator to create fire breaks around the blaze.

Courtesy of Janice Chukwak

As of Tuesday at noon, no structures had been lost in the fire. Its exact size is difficult to determine due to heavy smoke coverage, and residents and smokejumpers are continuing to fight the blaze. 

Doug Huntman

Ekuk lacks a designated landfill. Abandon vehicles were collecting trash and leaking fluids as they threatened the village's water supply. Delta Backhaul was hired for the cleanup.

 

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Units 17B and C are open for moose hunting. This season, river water levels are low and local bear sightings are prevelant. But those bears should not pose a threat to moose population.

 

Courtesy of Janice Chukwak

As of this morning, the fire was about half a mile from the village – 500 yards from the airport and 300 yards from the community dump. SAVEC in King Salmon is the central point for those evacuating from Levelock. 

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