Archive | June, 2014

Fourth of July fire prevention

June 30, 2014, 9:30 a.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Wildfires are frequently ignited by recreational activities during the Fourth of July weekend. We are fortunate this year that rainfall throughout much of the state has decreased the immediate fire danger. Still, outdoor fire safety must be considered as we approach the Fourth of July. Remember, fuels […]

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“A Week to Remember, Reflect and Learn” June 30-July 6, 2014

M-14-06 MEMORANDUM – 6 June 2014 TO: NWCG Executive Board, NWCG Program Management Unit, NWCG Committee Chairs, Geographic Area Coordinating Group Managers FROM: Dan Smith, Chair, NWCG Executive Board SUBJECT: “A Week to Remember, Reflect and Learn” June 30-July 6, 2014 This summer, the interagency wildland fire community will mark the 20-year anniversary of the […]

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Funny River Fire update

June 23, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Current Situation Visible smoke near Tustumena Lake may be observed this summer in times of warming and drying trends. Large fires can smolder in deep duff fuels till seasonal rains and snow completely extinguish all heat. Firefighters will continue to monitor the entire fire perimeter from the air until those […]

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Heavy rainfall reduces threat of spread on the 100 Mile Creek Fire

June 20, 2014 10:00 a.m. 100 Mile Creek Fire received over 3.0” of rain in the past 48 hrs. This has substantially reduced the threat of the fire spreading into areas of concern. Crews continued to mop up to the 500’ standard to strengthen the north line against future fire behavior caused by Chinook wind […]

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Funny River Fire Incident Command Post moves to Forestry fire office

Weekend Edition, June 20-22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. The Funny River fire is a human caused fire that began in the afternoon of May 19th near a horse trail 5 miles east of Soldotna. The fire size is 195,858 acres. The wildfire remains 100% contained in the north, west and southern perimeters, near human habitation. A […]

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Funny River Fire suppression repair work continues

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m. The Funny River fire is a human caused fire that began in the afternoon of May 19th near a horse trail 5 miles east of Soldotna. The fire size is 195,858 acres. The wildfire remains 100% contained in the north, west and southern perimeters, near human habitation. A total […]

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Steele Creek Fire 100 percent contained

June 19, 2014 9:30 a.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – The Steele Creek Fire is 100 percent contained and is no longer a threat to adjacent communities. The 75 firefighters assigned to this incident are gridding the fire, which means they are working into the burned area from the edges to find and put out any remaining […]

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Plans to transfer command on 100 Mile Creek Fire tomorrow

June 19, 2014 9:30 a.m. Delta Junction – Temperatures in the low 40’s came to the Delta area and significant rainfall was received on the 100 Mile Creek fire most of the day on Wednesday and into this morning.   By 8 a.m. the north end of the fire got 2.54 inches, while 1.81 inches fell […]

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Steele Creek Fire 90 percent contained

June 18, 2014, 10:30 a.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – The Tanana Chiefs, Delta #2, and Fairbanks #2 firefighting crews have contained 90 percent of the Steele Creek Fire. This wildland fire has burned 48 acres, though no structures were damaged or lost. Approximately 75 firefighters are working to secure the remaining fire perimeter. Steady rain over […]

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Funny River Fire update

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. The Funny River fire is a human caused fire that began in the afternoon of May 19th near a horse trail 5 miles east of Soldotna. The fire size is 195.858 acres. The wildfire remains contained in the north, west and southern perimeters near human habitation. A total of […]

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