Dalton River Crossing Fire update

10:30 a.m.

The Dalton River Crossing Fire is currently 450 acres. The fire is wind and fuel driven and burning near several allotments. Smokejumpers and Type 2 crews Allakaket #1 and Minto #1 are at the scene along with additional overhead personnel and helicopter support. The smokejumpers and firefighter crews continue to provide allotment and structure protection.

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The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (AFS) located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides wildland fire suppression services for over 240 million acres of Department of the Interior and Native Corporation Lands in Alaska. In addition, AFS has other statewide responsibilities that include: interpretation of fire management policy; oversight of the BLM Alaska Aviation program; fuels management projects; and operating and maintaining advanced communication and computer systems such as the Alaska Lightning Detection System. AFS also maintains a National Incident Support Cache with over $15 million in inventory. The Alaska Fire Service provides wildland fire suppression services for America’s “Last Frontier” on an interagency basis with the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Military in Alaska.

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