Use caution with fire over Memorial Day Weekend

Don’t let the slow start to Alaska’s wildland fire season fool you – it’s a matter of when, not if, we will experience wildfires. Alaska’s state and federal wildland fire managers remind Alaskans and visitors alike to exercise caution with any activity that could spark a wildfire over Memorial Day Weekend. Despite a mild start […]

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Map of BLM lands that are part of a Fire Prevention Order prohibiting campfires, explosives and fireworks on federal lands in a fire-prone area of black spruce north of Fairbanks.

BLM Issues Fire Prohibition for Federal Lands near Steese Highway NOAA Facility

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a Fire Prevention Order prohibiting campfires, explosives and fireworks on federal lands in a fire-prone area of black spruce off of Gilmore Trail north of Fairbanks and north of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility site on the Steese Highway. This is the […]

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Aggressive initial attack calms wildfire near Nikolaevsk on Kenai Peninsula

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and local fire departments are making good progress containing a wildfire near the village of Nikolaevsk on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The fire, estimated at 5 acres, was reported at approximately 4 p.m. off Bolotna Road. The fire was burning in grass and heavy slash […]

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Firefighters working to contain fire near Nikolaevsk on Kenai Peninsula

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are responding to a wildfire near the village of Nikolaevsk on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula near Anchor Point. The fire was reported at approximately 4 p.m. and is currently estimated at 5-7 acres and is burning in grass and heavy slash, with 4- to 6-foot […]

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Firefighters mopping up 250-acre wildfire near Delta Junction

Firefighters are mopping up a wildfire that broke out near Delta Junction on Friday and burned an estimated 250 acres before it was brought under control. The North Eielson Fire was reported at approximately 1:15 p.m. off Tanana Loop Extension northeast of Delta Junction. The fire was originally thought to be caused by a tree […]

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Firefighters get handle on Delta wildfire as high winds spark multiple fires in Fairbanks, Delta and Tok

As a result of high winds, the Alaska Division of Forestry and local fire departments in Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok have responded to multiple reports of trees falling on powerlines and starting grass fires. There have been at least three different reports in Fairbanks, four in Delta Junction and one in Tok. All the […]

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State forestry responding to wildfire off Tanana Loop Extension in Delta Junction

Firefighters from the Division of Forestry and local fire departments are battling a wind-driven wildfire in the Delta Junction area that was caused by a tree falling on a powerline. The North Eielson Fire was reported to the Division Forestry office in Delta at about 1:15 p.m. Friday off Tanana Loop Extension northeast of Delta […]

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Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week is May 13-19

With the winter snow pack nearly gone and the arrival of warmer, drier conditions around Alaska, it’s time to start thinking about wildland fire season. To that end, Governor Bill Walker has declared May 13-19 as Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week and is asking Alaskans to do their part to prevent wildfires and prepare for them. […]

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Prescribed burning at the Delta Junction Bison Range for habitat enhancement

In coordination with State Forestry, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game will be burning portions of the Panoramic and Gerstle field complexes beginning today May 9, 2018. Burning the cleared fields where aspen and willow regeneration is taking over helps provide enhanced habitat for bison, moose, and grouse. Bison prefer areas where they can […]

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Graphic for prescribed burning on the Small Arms Complex and Yukon Training Area in May 2018.

BLM AFS, USARAK conduct multiple prescribed burns near Fairbanks and Eileson

Starting today, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) and U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK) will implement multiple prescribed fires in the Yukon Training Area located east of Eielson Air Force Base and the Small Arms Complex immediately east of Fairbanks. The schedule for locations and start dates are as follows: • Moose […]

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