The Currant Creek Fire Near Lake Clark is Out

Aug 26, 2013

The Alaska Division of Forestry reports that the Currant Creek Fire is now out.

The fire was located in the Lake Clark National Park and it’s believed that the fire was started by lightning in late June. It burned for 2-months and there was not active fire-fighting effort on the fire, which was allowed to take its own course. The fire burned over 18-hundred acres including some forested areas along the shore of Lake Clark.

The Currant Creek fire was not the only fire this season in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. The Kristin Creek Fire was started in mid-June and burned over 17-thousand acres over a couple of weeks.

A photo of the Currant Creek Fire taken from Lake Clark on July 27.
Credit Gail Coray