Alaska Fire Restrictions, June 30, 7:15 p.m.

Alaska Fire Restrictions As of 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015 State lands NOTE: The burn closure is still in effect in Southwest Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage. That includes Game Management Units 9, 17, 18, 19 and 21. The closure, which has been in effect for nearly two weeks, is being lifted on […]

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La Grande and Blair Fire updates, July 1

Cooler temperatures and wetting rains have assisted with the firefighting efforts on the Military Zone fires near Delta Junction. The Type 3 Incident Management Team that has been managing the fires will be transitioning the fires to a Type 4 organization today, 7/1.   Blair Fire: Minimal fire behavior has been reported. The fire is […]

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Could the 2015 Alaska fire season top the record year of 2004?

While the amount of acreage burned in Alaska during June of 2015 shattered the previous acreage record set in June of 2004 by more than 700,000 acres, it remains to be seen if this summer’s wildfire season will keep pace with or challenge the summer of 2004 in terms of total acreage burned. The 2004 […]

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Card Street Fire update, July 1

Card Street Fire UPDATE Wednesday July 1st, 2015 10:00 AM Alaska Joint Information Center: 907-356-5511 (NEW) http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4309/ email: cardstreetfireinfo@gmail.com Bob Allbee – Incident Commander FIRE STATUS Acres Burned: 8,876 Cause: Human – Under Investigation Structures Destroyed: 11 Evacuations: None Closures: west end of Skilak Loop Road Containment: 80% RESOURCES Crews: 4 Engines: 3 Dozers: 0 […]

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Baker Fire update, July 2

Baker Fire Update Wednesday, July 1, 2015 A public meeting will be held Wednesday night at 7:00pm at the Hot Springs Hall in Manley to inform the community of the current status of the Baker Fire #456, North Fork Fire #457 and the Beauty Fire #551.  All three fires lie to the north of Baker […]

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Fire Restrictions Lifted in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

FAIRBANKS, Alaska: Effective immediately, open fires may be built as allowed by park regulations on all Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve lands. Rain and generally wet weather over the past several days, in combination with forecasted conditions, is allowing the fire ban to be lifted. But conditions can change rapidly, so wildland fire managers ask visitors […]

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Fire Ban Remains in Place at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

FAIRBANKS, Alaska: Although some areas of the state are experiencing enough rain to decrease fire danger, that is not the case for lands within Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. These areas are still dry, and with a forecast for a warming and drying trend, the prohibition on the use of all open […]

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Aggie Creek Fire update, July 1

Contact Fire Information: 907-347-2637 – Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ Facebook: Aggie Creek Fire Date of Detection: June 22, 2015 at 2:54 PM Current Size: 15,601 acres (size decreased with more accurate mapping) Location: 30 miles North West of Fairbanks along the Elliot Highway Legal Description: 65° 12’ 0” x 148° 19’ 0” […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Wednesday, July 1

Updated at noon #622 Marten Creek: 27 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24-25 miles northwest of Fort Yukon Tuesday: Demobilized four smokejumpers as the Upper Yukon #1 Type 2 Crew arrived. Minimal fire behavior was reported. Monday: Six smokejumpers were deployed to the fire. Fire was observed to have increased in acreage and is 75% active […]

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Fire Restrictions Remain in Effect at Wrangell–St. Elias NP & Preserve

Copper Center, Alaska – Fire restrictions remain in effect at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.  Past and prevailing weather conditions have caused extremely dry conditions. Fire danger remains elevated in Gulkana, along the McCarthy Road, and McCarthy. The use of all open fires and activities which unduly increase the fire danger are currently prohibited. […]

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Tetlin Hills Fire update, July 1

July 1, 2015: 1200 hours CONTACT:  Jim Schwarber, (907) 451-2704, james.schwarber@alaska.gov Dozer Line Surrounds Tetlin Hills Fire as Weather Moderates (Tok, AK) – The bulldozer line around the Tetlin Hills Fire was completed yesterday. A 20-person Type 2 hand crew starts work today to strengthen that line on the way to the goal of 100% […]

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