Archive | August, 2016

Hunters advised to be careful with fire during hunting season

With hunting season underway, the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service ask hunters to use caution with anything that could cause a wildfire. While abundant rainfall, shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures have decreased fire danger across most of the state, all it will take is a few hot, dry days to […]

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Crews head south for Lower 48 fires

Click on photos to see image. Aug. 3, 2016 – Five 20-person Alaska firefighting crews boarded a jet Wednesday afternoon to join firefighting efforts in the Lower 48. The Division of Forestry Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) Gannett Glacier and White Mountain crews, the Chugachmiut contract Type 2 IA Yukon crew and the two Type 2 training crews, the University of Alaska […]

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Smoke hampers visibility on Richardson Highway south of Glennallen

2 p.m., Aug. 3, 2016 – Smoke from the two fires burning along the Tiekel River is impacting visibility between mileposts 40-50 of the Richardson Highway. The fires are not showing any significant activity, but have been receiving rain which increases the amount of smoke they are producing. That smoke is drifting west along the […]

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