Fairbanks North Star Borough issues Emergency Fire Alert
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Fairbanks North Star Borough has sent out an emergency alert for areas north of the Chatanika River and west of the Murphy Dome Boat Launch. A Level 3 GO evacuation is in effect and persons living in this area are to evacuate now and leave immediately.
All residents and visitors that are west of Shovel Creek along the Chatanika River Valley the level has been changed to a Level 2, SET stance.
There is limited access in to and out of these areas. According to Minto Lakes Fire Incident Command, if there is a drastic change in current and expected direction, residents and visitors need to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Fire Emergency Evacuation Guide explains the READY, SET, GO levels.
Level 1 READY means to be ready for evacuation. There is a fire in your area.
Level 2 SET means to be set to evacuate and to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.
Level 3 GO means to evacuate and leave immediately.
If you receive a Level 1 READY in your area, you should take in to consideration people, pets, pills, photos, personal computer back-up info, and important papers. It is also recommended to prepare a 7-day evacuation kit and keep your vehicle fuel tank at least half full of gas. Creating a tree free perimeter around your house is also advised as well as setting up hose lines. Also have an outside point of contact.
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