Proposed changes for the EFF Crew Program

BLM Alaska Fire Service initiates outreach to Alaska Natives on proposed changes for the Alaska Emergency Firefighter (EFF) Crew Program. Fire management officers will present updates and seek additional input from Alaska Native community members and tribal leaders on significant changes proposed this year for the Alaska EFF Type 2 Interagency Crew Management Guide and […]

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Mat-Su grass fires signal high fire danger due to lack of snow

The Alaska Division of Forestry responded to two small grass fires in the Mat-Su Valley on Tuesday, a sign that fire danger in Southcentral Alaska is still high due to the lack of snow and dry conditions. The first fire was reported off Bogard Road in Wasilla at around 7 a.m. and was the result […]

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Winds, dry conditions prompt fire danger warning in Southcentral

State wild fire managers on Friday issued a fire danger warning to residents in the snow- barren portion of the state south of the Alaska Range due to strong winds associated with the super storm expected to hit the Aleutian Islands this weekend. “The wind, combined with dry, snow-free conditions across much of Southcentral Alaska, […]

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Interagency Fall Fire Review begins

October 6, 2014 4:27 p.m. The Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group Interagency Fall Fire Review begins today and runs until October 9. Fire managers from Bureau of Land management, Alaska Division of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and other agencies […]

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Alaska firefighters still busy in Lower 48

Nearly 300 Alaska firefighting personnel remain Outside helping to battle blazes in the Pacific Northwest. 120 Alaska firefighters were still working on the July Complex, a pair of fires that were started by lightning on July 31 and have burned more than 35,000 acres in the Klamath National Forest in northern California. Five Type 2 […]

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Hunters urged to use caution with fire

Aug. 21, 2014, 2:30 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Firefighters from the Division of Forestry in the Mat-Su area responded to a small wildfire northeast of Palmer on Wednesday. Though the cause is still under investigation, the near three-acre fire east of the community of Chickaloon appears to be human caused and hunting related. Based on […]

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Third jet load of Alaska EFF crews to depart on Friday

Aug. 13, 2014, 4:30 p.m. The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) has received a request for a third jet load of Alaska Type 2 Emergency Firefighter (EFF) crews. They are scheduled to depart Ladd Field at Fort Wainwright on Friday, Aug. 15, for assignments in northern California. The crews have 20 firefighters each for a […]

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More lightning related fire activity in western Alaska

August 13, 2014 11:40 a.m. Lightning activity continues to spark fires in Alaska as six new fires were detected in western Alaska on August 12. All of the fires are located in the Alaska Fire Service Galena Zone that covers the western region of Alaska. Of the six fires, five are in limited management option […]

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Fire activity continues in Alaska

August 12, 2014 12:35 p.m. Fire season in Alaska feels like it’s over. Constant rain and resources sent to Lower 48 may reinforce that notion, but fire season goes on. Human related fire activity presents a constant threat for fire managers as people explore the outdoors and take advantage of the rest of the summer […]

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Lightning strike fire reported near Mile 1344 Alaska Highway

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, 2 p.m. A passing motorist reported a fire Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, near Mile 1344 of the Alaska Highway. Tok area Division of Forestry firefighters responded and located the lightning caused fire on the north side of the Tanana River within the perimeter of the Moon Lake Fire from last […]

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