The Alaska Division of Forestry reported that as of noon Tuesday, the Funny River Fire’s growth remains minimal with smoldering in areas along the Kenai river near Torpedo Lake and along the fire’s eastern flank. Fire resources are continuing to monitor the fire, mop up and repair suppression impacts. They also report increasing cloud cover, humidity and precipitation over the fire area.
On Monday, the Division of Forestry said the fire acreage was 196,598 acres with 60 percent contained and 54 personnel assigned to the incident. According to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, there have been 248 fires at 218,854 acres in the state. Human related activity is the leading cause of the fires, with higher temperatures and dry, dead fuels contributing to increase fire activity. They are reminding the public to use extreme caution during outdoor activities.