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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Campfire Closure Lifted in Denali National Park and Preserve

DENALI PARK, Alaska: Recent rain showers and cooler weather have reduced fire activity and Denali National Park and Preserve officials have lifted the campfire closure in the park and preserve. Open fires are now allowed in established fire grates in Riley Creek, Savage River and Teklanika River Campgrounds, and in the 1980 park additions and […]

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Donations for Firefighters, June 30

Donations for firefighters appreciated but not needed Alaska’s fire management agencies greatly appreciate the generosity of Alaskans and your concern for firefighters. The crews fighting Alaska’s wildfires are well equipped and cared for. We are not seeking donations of socks, toiletries and other items for firefighters. Alternatively, citizens who want to help could consider donating […]

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Alaska Closures and Evacuation Summary, June 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

  June 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m. • Aggie, #515 Located 30 miles northwest of Fairbanks The western portion of the White Mountains National Recreation Area, including all trails and lands, has been closed due to fire activity. The temporary closure order will be posted at the major entry points to the closure area at MP […]

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Long Lake Fire update, June 30

June 30, 2015 CONTACT:  Jim Schwarber, (907) 451-2704, james.schwarber@alaska.gov Cell:    907-750-9887 INFORMATION RESOURCES: Fire Info: http://akfireinfo.com/ (907) 356-5511 Forestry Info: http://forestry.alaska.gov  http://www.facebook.com/AK.Forestry http://twitter.com/ak_forestry      http://www.youtube.com/alaskadnrdof  Northway Community Meeting Wednesday (Tok, AK) – Fire managers will be meeting with the Northway community on Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30 p.m. in their Community Hall to discuss the repair of […]

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Burn Closure Lifted on the Kenai Peninsula

June 30, 2015 1130 AM Soldotna, Alaska – By order of the Director’s Office the State Forester has lifted the burn closure on all state, private and municipal land on the Kenai Peninsula. Campfires, charcoal BBQ’s, warming, and cooking fires may be used. At this time all federal lands are still under the closure order. […]

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Tanana Area Fire update, June 30

Facts at a Glance Size: Spicer Creek (6 mi. NE Tanana) ~ 23,555 acres; Tozitna (4 mi. NW Tanana) ~52,744 acres Moose Point (~55 mi. W Tanana) ~8,403 acres Kochrine (~50 mi. W Tanana) ~4,811 acres; Hay Slough (6 mi. SE Tanana) ~ 35,347 acres Bering Creek (37 mi. SW Tanana) ~20,700 acres Harper Bend […]

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Burn closure lifted in most areas but still in effect in Southwest Alaska, Anchorage

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. Read the official order here. (Fairbanks, AK) – Due to recent rainfall and increased relative humidity that has reduced wildfire danger, the Alaska Division of Forestry is canceling […]

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Baker Fire update, June 30

Baker Fire Update Tuesday, June 30, 2015—12:00pm 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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Aircraft and dozers continue attack on Tetlin Hills Fire

June 30, 2015: 1000 hours CONTACT:  Jim Schwarber, (907) 451-2704, james.schwarber@alaska.gov INFORMATION RESOURCES: Fire Info: http://akfireinfo.com/ (907) 356-5511 Forestry Info: http://forestry.alaska.gov http://www.facebook.com/AK.Forestry http://twitter.com/ak_forestry      http://www.youtube.com/alaskadnrdof (Tok, AK) –Eight aircraft, including four water scoopers, two Blackhawk helicopters and two lead planes continued their attack on the 1,800 acre Tetlin Hills Fire on Monday. The aircraft are operating out […]

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