Riley Wildland Fire Information

We will continue to post updated information here and on the Denali Borough Facebook page as soon as it is available. 

Current Evacuation Status




Evacuation status in the Denali Borough has been lifted. No areas outside the Denali National Park and Preserve are in an evacuation status.


Riley Wildland Fire Information


432 acres, 96% contained, 244 personnel


Riley Fire operations aided by heat-sensing technology

Significant progress was made yesterday on securing the fire’s edge towards increased containment and fire managers are confident that 96% of the line is now contained. Fire personnel continue to seek out heat within and along the fire perimeter aided by un-crewed aircraft systems (UAS). As hotspots are identified, firefighters are working with aerial bucket drops to cool remaining heat.



At 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, the National Park Service and Denali National Park Tours Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture will welcome visitors back to the park. Normal park operations will resume, apart from Riley Creek Campground, Riley Creek Day Use Area, and the Horseshoe Lake Trail, which will remain closed due to firefighting support activities in the area.



The National Park Service is requesting information from anyone who may have witnessed the initial stages of the Riley Fire, specifically between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2024. Anyone who was in the vicinity of the Horseshoe Lake Trail, Mt. Healy Trail, Sugarloaf Trail, or on the southbound passenger train during that time and has information relating to the fire should contact the Tip Line at 888-653-0009.



Current Fire Map

Current Map of the Riley Fire Incident -  July 8, 2024

 432 acres, 96% containment, 244 personnel

Black line indicates the confirmed control line which informs the containment percentage.





Air Quality

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