Both Inciweb and Alaska Wildland Fire Information (report of June 17th) are saying that 7,555 acres have burned to date. Updates from KTVA 11 (maps, photos, etc) and KTUU. As many as 50 residences may have been burned in the fire. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Alaska) continues to have special page devoted to the Sockeye Fire (I don't know how long the Borough will maintain this webpage once the threat to their community is over). Evacuations continue, and there will be a community meeting tonight.
June 16, 2015 at 3:10 PM EDT
I have read reports that the Sockeye Fire was grown to between 7,500 and 7,600 acres. For example Sockeye Fire information available on the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center's Fire Information Mapping page (I clicked on "Sockeye Fire") reported earlier this morning that 7,512 acres have burned. You might also want to see the reporting of two media outlets in Anchorage, AK: KTTU reporting on Sockeye Fire and KTVA11's report on the Sockeye Fire. By the way, both of these media outlets have done a good job of reporting on the Sockeye Fire.
As I write this update, Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Alaska) has a special page devoted to the Sockeye Fire, they reported earlier today (June 16th) that the Alaska Division of Forestry estimates that the Sockeye fire has burned 7,585 acres.
There are some freely available pages on Facebook that some of you might be interested that have information on the Sockeye Fire:
- A Facebook page for the Sockeye Fire
- The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team has a Facebook page. They report on the Sockeye Fire on their Facebook page as well as other wildfires in Alaska as well as other important news pertaining to wildfires in Alaska such as fire weather conditions.
- Alaska DNR of Forestry also reports on wildfires in Alaska including but not limited to the Sockeye Fire.
- Matanuska-Susitna Borough's Facebook page
June 15, 2015 2 PM EDT