Archive | April, 2016

Leaf Lake Fire near Palmer is 100 percent contained

The 25-acre Leaf Lake Fire near the Knik River outside Palmer now 100% contained and the Alaska Division of Forestry is planning for a complete demobilization of personnel by Thursday. Firefighters continued to work the interior of the fire on Tuesday, where smoldering and creeping in the unburned fuels was observed. Winds picked up around […]

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Division of Forestry calls in smokejumpers for 10-acre fire near Palmer

Smokejumpers from the BLM Alaska Fire Service and the Division of Forestry are working to contain an approximately 10-acre wildfire burning in a remote area near the Knik River outside Palmer. The fire was reported at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday but wildland firefighters from the Division of Forestry were not able to access the fire […]

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Motorists May See Smoke From Prescribed Fires Scheduled Near Fairbanks

  Motorists on the Richardson Highway between Fairbanks and North Pole may see smoke from multiple prescribed burns on Fort Wainwright starting as early as tomorrow.  As weather conditions permit, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service will assist the US Army Alaska in conducting multiple prescribed burns immediately southeast of Fairbanks and six miles west […]

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Alaska Fire Service EFF Spring Training Kicks Off This Weekend

April 8, 2016 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Emergency Firefighters return each year fresh from their time off to prepare for the new fire season. Before they can step into the vast Alaska landscape to engage wildland fires, they must first take a pack test and refresh their firefighting knowledge. The first batch of pack testing and […]

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Prescribed Burn Near Delta Junction

As weather conditions allow, the U.S. Army Alaska, with the assistance of the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service, will conduct multiple prescribed burns on military land approximately five miles south of Delta Junction starting this weekend. Ignition on the Jarvis Creek Project Area section could begin as early as Saturday and may continue through to June 5 as weather […]

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