Wildland Fire Roundup for Friday, May 29th

12:00 p.m. — A change in the weather will help moderate fire danger in the Interior over the next few days, while southern areas of the state will see warmer temperatures, lower humidity, and an increase in fire potential Several small fires were reported yesterday in areas where the Alaska Division of Forestry provides fire […]

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State forestry still monitoring coal seam fires near Healy

The Alaska Division of Forestry is continuing to monitor nine coal seam fires east of Healy that have been detected in the past two weeks. The fires range in size from one-tenth of an acre to 643 acres and have burned a total of 795.7 acres since the first fire, the 108-acre French Gulch Fire, […]

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Wildland fire roundup for Thursday, May 28th

The BLM Alaska Smokejumpers and the Midnight Sun Interagency Hotshot Crew successfully completed the first part of their burnout operation on the Seventy Mile Fire 10 miles northwest of Eagle. The burnout is planned to be completed today, weather permitting. The operation will remove fuels from the southern flank of the 1,400-acre fire to prevent […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup – Wednesday, May 27th

12:00 p.m. — Weather systems have been moving across Alaska bringing cooler temperatures with scattered showers and higher levels of relative humidity. Despite this, fire danger still remains high for many parts of the state. Of the 31 active fires across the state, three are staffed. The largest is the 1,077-acre Seventy Mile Fire burning […]

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Firefighters douse wildfire in North Pole with quick response

State forestry firefighters acted quickly Tuesday to douse a wildfire on Hollowell Road in North Pole. The fire was reported at 12:34 p.m. when an Alaska Fire Service plane spotted smoke in the area of Hollowell Road off Plack Road. There were structures in the area but none were immediately threatened by the fire. The […]

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Lightning Strike Ignites Trout Fire on Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

EAGLE: On May 24, a lightning strike started a wildfire on the Yukon-Charley River National Preserve, East of Trout Creek and South of the Yukon River. The fire is torching individual spruce trees and burning downhill in the tundra. As of May 26, the fire is estimated to be 250 acres and is threatening a […]

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State forestry reports minimal fire activity over Memorial Day weekend

Thanks to a responsive public and vigilant initial attack efforts by firefighters, the Memorial Day Weekend turned out to be uneventful wildfire-wise. While the Alaska Division of Forestry received 20 fire reports around the state over the holiday weekend, none of them developed into anything of significance. The largest human-caused fire reported was the one-half […]

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Crews continue mopping up Seaton Roadhouse Fire near Canadian border

The 338-acre Seaton Roadhouse Fire along the Alaska Highway near the Canadian border is now 50 percent contained and some resources are being demobilized as the threat diminishes. The fire, which started on May 20, is located about 80 miles south of Tok and 10 miles from the Canadian border near milepost 1238 of the […]

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Lightning sparks fires over weekend around Eagle

May 26, 2015 1:00 p.m. – Rain, lower temperatures and higher humidity have helped moderate fire weather conditions in much of the state and, for the first time in two weeks there are no Red Flag Warnings in effect. Lightning over the weekend resulted in several starts in the Upper Yukon area north of Eagle. […]

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Chugach National Forest 61-Acre Palmer Creek Fire Contained and Controlled

May 26, 11:30 a.m. – The first significant human-caused fire of the season in Chugach National Forest was contained and controlled Friday, May 22 in the late afternoon. A forest crew monitored the 61-acre Palmer Creek fire over Memorial Day Weekend and will continue patrolling it this week. The inactive fire is located south of […]

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