Be safe with wildland fire this Memorial Day Weekend

Fairbanks, Alaska — With extreme fire danger levels around much of the state and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska urge extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. Lack of precipitation this spring and hot, dry weather for the last week has […]

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Requests Your Diligence in Preventing Fires

With extreme fire danger levels throughout eastern interior Alaska, and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is asking visitors and residents to be diligent and use caution with all activities that could start a wildfire. Lack of precipitation this spring and hot, windy weather has […]

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Seaton Roadhouse Fire near Tok grows to 318 acres; Alaska Highway remains open

May 21, 11:20 a.m. – A wildfire burning along the Alaska Highway near the Canadian border grew to more than 300 acres overnight Wednesday but aggressive initial attack efforts by firefighters in the air and on the ground helped keep the fire from spreading further. The 318-acre Seaton Roadhouse Fire was reported to the Alaska […]

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Wildfire near Tok jumps Alaska Highway, draws aggressive response

The Alaska Division of Forestry is aggressively fighting a wildfire near milepost 1234 of the Alaska Highway, about 80 miles south of Tok and 50 miles from the Canadian border. The Seaton Road House Fire was reported at approximately 4 p.m. at approximately 20 acres. As of 5:30 p.m. the fire was estimated at 40 […]

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Quick response knocks down agricultural burn near Delta

A quick response by state forestry firefighters helped control a wildfire that started as the result of an agricultural burn approximately 35 miles southeast of Delta Junction. The 4-acre Dog Patch Road Fire was reported to the Alaska Division of Forestry at approximately 1:30 p.m. and firefighters arrived about a half-hour later to find the […]

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Two more coal seam fires detected near Healy

May 20, 2015 4:45 p.m.– On Tuesday two additional coal seam fires were spotted about six miles northeast of Healy along Lignite Creek by a Division of Forestry helicopter that was monitoring three other coal seam fires nearby. The largest of these five fires is the 108-acre French Gulch Fire that is burning six miles east […]

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All Open Fires Prohibited in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Effective immediately, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve officials are prohibiting the use of open fires in the preserve due to the high fire danger. No open campfires will be allowed in the preserve, but the use of gas grills and barbeques at campsites will be permitted. No ground fire of any type, including […]

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Bolgen Creek Fire 60% contained

May 20, 2015, 11:45 a.m. — Despite the dry, hot weather persisting over the Bolgen Creek Fire, crews have it 60% contained with no increase in acreage. The fire, burning on both sides the Steese Highway between Central and Circle, remains at 555.5 acres. The eastern Interior of Alaska remains under Red Flag Warnings for low […]

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Hot, dry weather persists over the Bolgen Creek Fire

May 19, 2015, 12:40 p.m. — Dry, hot weather is persisting over the Bolgen Creek Fire burning along the Steese Highway between Central and Circle. The eastern Interior of Alaska remains under Red Flag Warnings for low relative humidities and high winds. These conditions will continue into the Memorial Day weekend. Firefighting crews continue line […]

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Hot, dry conditions bring coal seam fires to life near Healy

The state Division of Forestry is monitoring two, and possibly three, coal seam fires that popped up near Healy as a result of the recent hot, dry, windy weather. The larger of the three fires, the 108-acre French Gulch Fire, was reported just after 7 p.m. on Sunday when somebody spotted smoke up the Healy […]

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