Alaska fire activity

October 1, 2014 3:14 p.m.  The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) reports 386 fires at 232,784.1 acres in the state. Human related activity remains a concern in the cause of fires. There have been 60 fires in the Alaska Fire Service (AFS) protection area, 299 fires in the Alaska Division of Forestry (DOF) area and 27 […]

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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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2nd jet load of Alaska Type 2 crews to Lower 48

August 11, 2014 10:47 a.m. A second jet load of five Emergency Firefighter (EFF) crews was requested for fire assignment in northern California with a scheduled departure of August 12. The crews consist of 20 firefighters each for a total of 100 crew members. They will be briefed and outfitted in Redding, California in preparation […]

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Alaskan single resource emergency firefighters need to be self sufficient on assignments

Single Resource Self-Sufficiency memorandum Recent mobilizations to the firefighting effort in the Lower 48 and Canada have brought forth issues regarding “self-sufficiency” for single resources, particularly emergency firefighters (EFF). The expectation of self-sufficiency is that a single resource can navigate their way to, from and often during an entire incident. Self-sufficiency can be defined as […]

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Alaska Type 2 village crews headed to the Lower 48

Aug. 7, 2014, 3 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Alaskan Type 2 firefighting crews have been ordered to support wildland fires in California’s Klamath National Forest. Crews will begin arriving in Fairbanks on Friday to depart from Ladd Field at Fort Wainwright on Saturday. Those leaving will be Kaltag #1, Delta #2, Fort Yukon #1, Venetie […]

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