Archive | April, 2014

Fire season heating up

Last year at this time, most of the state was still under snowcover, but 2014’s Fire Season is getting off to a much faster start! A strong high pressure system is expected to build in over Alaska by the end of this week. With this system, near-record high temperatures are expected for parts of the […]

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Red Flag Warnings issued

Fire Weather Watches and Warnings: Red Flag Warnings were issued for the Middle Tanana Valley, Matanuska Valley and Upper Kuskokwin Valley A Red Flag Warning means that conditions are occurring or will occur which could lead to the development of large and dangerous fires. Please advise the public, appropriate officials or fire crews in the […]

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A new source of information about wildland fire in Alaska

Welcome to AK¬†Fire Info. This site was developed by the Education and Prevention Committee of the Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group. It is intended to serve as a timely, accurate source for interagency information about wildland fires in Alaska. Information can serve as a powerful tool in protecting lives and property in the event of […]

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Snow slows the prescribed fire season

The first prescribed fire for 2014 was scheduled to occur on April 9. Snow that hit many parts of the state delayed the operation. The prescribed fire for the Donnelly Training Area East, approximately five miles south of Delta Junction has been rescheduled to begin as early as Saturday, April 12. The Bureau of Land […]

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Alaska monthly fire potential outlook

Expect a busy start to the Alaska fire season in parts of South Central, Southwest Alaska, and the Tanana Valley due to below normal snowpack and a warmer than normal spring in the forecast. Increased fire activity is anticipated due to human caused fires in the populated areas of these regions. More remote areas won’t […]

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The 2014 fire season approaches, the 2004 fire season remembered

Fire season 2014 is on the way and Alaska Fire Managers are well into the preparation for its arrival. Many in Alaska are old enough to remember that it was only ten years ago in 2004 that the state had the largest fire season on record. The 2004 fire season started off slowly. By the […]

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