Archive | November, 2014

Proposed changes for the EFF Crew Program

BLM Alaska Fire Service initiates outreach to Alaska Natives on proposed changes for the Alaska Emergency Firefighter (EFF) Crew Program. Fire management officers will present updates and seek additional input from Alaska Native community members and tribal leaders on significant changes proposed this year for the Alaska EFF Type 2 Interagency Crew Management Guide and […]

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Mat-Su grass fires signal high fire danger due to lack of snow

The Alaska Division of Forestry responded to two small grass fires in the Mat-Su Valley on Tuesday, a sign that fire danger in Southcentral Alaska is still high due to the lack of snow and dry conditions. The first fire was reported off Bogard Road in Wasilla at around 7 a.m. and was the result […]

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Winds, dry conditions prompt fire danger warning in Southcentral

State wild fire managers on Friday issued a fire danger warning to residents in the snow- barren portion of the state south of the Alaska Range due to strong winds associated with the super storm expected to hit the Aleutian Islands this weekend. “The wind, combined with dry, snow-free conditions across much of Southcentral Alaska, […]

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