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Remembering the Jocko Lakes Fire – 2007-2017

Clearwater Resource Council highlights anniversary at Celebrate the Clearwater Event June 25

 


SEELEY LAKE - Nearly 10 years ago, on Friday, August 3, 2007, the Jocko Lakes Fire burst to life on the eastern shore of the Jocko Lakes, ten miles east of Seeley Lake. By Saturday, August 4, the fire took a shocking run, straight towards the homes and businesses of Seeley Lake.

Fire departments and fire crews responded from Seeley, Condon, Greenough-Potomac and other nearby communities. As the fire grew, a Type II Incident Management Team arrived, and then the Alaska Interagency Type I Team.

The fire burned 36,388 acres, came within a mile of Seeley Lake, and became the #1 priority fores...



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