Matanuska-Susitna Borough

99 Percent contained, Sockeye Fire

Mat-Su | Patty Sullivan | Monday, July 06, 2015

JULY 5: The Sockeye Fire transitioned to a Type 4 Incident Command Organization on July 2. There are currently 39 personnel.

Perimeter mop-up continues and resources are focused working around structures and along the roads in order to reduce the threat to the community. The fire remains at 99% containment. Burn Permits for burn barrels remain suspended. Campfires in Borough parks and on Borough land remains suspended. Campfires are allowed in some State parks.

Given current suppression efforts; staffing levels; and favorable weather, there is little to no foreseen potential for fire movement. Aggressive and persistent mop up will continue to ensure the safety of structures within the fire area.


—Forestry PIO