BLM to burn large brush pile north of Coldfoot next week

The Bureau of Land Management’s Central Yukon Field Office, with the help of the BLM Alaska Fire Service, is planning to burn a large brush pile near Mile 180 of the Dalton Highway next week. Weather conditions permitting, the tentative ignition date is November 5 but it could occur anytime between Nov. 5-20. When ignition […]

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Final Video Update from the Swan Lake Fire, October 1, 2019

Swan Lake Fire to Transition to local Kenai Kodiak Forestry Office on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 The #SwanLakeFire will transition to the local Kenai Kodiak Office tomorrow (Oct. 2, 2019) morning. This video covers the final messages from Zane Brown, Type 3 Team Incident Commander, Dan Osborn, Operations Section Chief, and Darren Finely, Plans Chief and Prevention Officer […]

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FINAL Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map-Sept 30th

Swan Lake FireFinal Update September 30, 2019   Firefighters working on the 167,164 acre Swan Lake Fire have completed the majority of suppression repair work including chipping brush piles and repairing containment lines built by dozers and crews. The Swan Lake Fire remains 90% percent contained and smoke may be visible from within the interior of the fire […]

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Sept 27-29th 2:00 PM – Three Day Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map

Three Day Update: September 27-29, 2019  Incident Command: Alaska Type 3 Organization, Zane Brown Incident Commander Size: 167,164 acres                         Containment: 90%                Personnel: 103 Due to little change in the activity of the fire, this update will reflect multiple days as well as the management plan throughout the weekend. Fire managers feel confident in […]

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Operations Update for the Swan Lake Fire -September 27, 2019

If you want to watch the video on YouTube, follow the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65LoaolZjU0 Dan Osborne , Operations Trainee gives an update for the Swan Lake fire. He goes over what the crews have been doing and what the plans are going into the weekend.  Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6387/         Email: 2019.swanlake@firenet.gov  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kpbalerts/          Alaska Fire Info: […]

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Swan Lake Fire-KNWR Opens Limited Areas to The Public for Recreation Access

United States Department of the Interior KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE September 26, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Opens Limited Areas toThe Public for Recreation Access Effective Immediately on Thursday, September 26, 2019 The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is opening the Hidden Creek Trail, […]

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9/26/19 – 11:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map

Thursday, September 26, 2019 Incident Command: Alaska Type 3 Organization, Zane Brown Incident Commander Size: 167,164 acres Containment: 81% Personnel: 102 Containment lines were tested by the gusty winds that traveled through the fire area on Wednesday. Those lines held successfully throughout the day due to the hard work that has been put in by […]

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Swan Lake Fire-Boat Launches off of Skilak Lake Road Open, Campgrounds Remain Closed

Restrictions/Closures: An area closure remains in effect for all refuge and national forest lands that have been burned. Skilak Lake Road is open to provide access to Lower Skilak, Upper Skilak, and Jim’s Landing boat launches and Bottenintnin Lake. All other recreation facilities in this area including campgrounds, trails, and day-use areas remain closed. The […]

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Homer Electric Association Begins Mitigation of Risk of Transmission Lines Damaged During Swan Lake Fire on the Kenai Peninsula

Homer Electric AssociationPRESS RELEASEDATE: September 25, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Homer Electric Association (HEA), in coordination with the current fire team managing the Swan Lake fire, the Alaska Department of Transportation and the Alaska State Troopers, are beginning to prepare to drop high voltage transmission lines that cross the Sterling Highway near Milepost 62.5 and 58.0. […]

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Warehouse worker Jerry Nollner drives a forklift in the BLM AFS Cache on Sept. 24, 2019.

Fire season may end, but work continues for BLM AFS Cache

Warehouse preparing equipment for use on future fires This summer, more than 606 miles of hose was used on fires throughout Alaska. That’s more than the distance between Fairbanks and Homer (580 miles). All that hose needs to be cleaned, inspected for leaks and rolled back up before it can be used again on fires […]

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