Archive | April, 2017

BLM AFS, USARAK to conduct prescribed burn near Fairbanks, Eielson AFB

(FAIRBANKS) – Starting as early as Saturday and as weather and conditions allow, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) will implement a prescribed fire on Fort Wainwright immediately east of Fairbanks and the Yukon Training Area, approximately 20 miles east of Fairbanks near Eielson Air Force Base. Ignitions will occur on […]

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BLM AFS Smokejumpers log first fire jump of year

BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers had their first fire jump of the year Wednesday to help contain a fire on military lands outside Delta Junction. When Delta Training Area Range Control reported the fire just after 5 p.m., it was reported as 10-15 acres and was burning in black spruce in the Battle Area Complex […]

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Dry conditions in Southcentral Alaska spark wildfires

A spate of wildfire activity in Southcentral Alaska on Thursday is proof that wildland fire season has arrived in Alaska, even though much of the northern half of the state remains covered in snow. The Alaska Division of Forestry’s Mat-Su Area office in Palmer responded to six small wildfires on Thursday – five in the […]

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1,900-acre tundra fire continues to burn in Northwest Alaska despite cold and snow

April 20, 2017 – Even with cool temperatures and snow lingering in many parts of the state, an estimated 1,900-acre fire continues to burn in an exposed patch of tundra in the Selawik National Refuge in the Northwest Arctic this week. The tundra fire was spotted by BLM Alaska Fire Service personnel from the Galena Zone […]

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Map of areas where Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) will implement prescribed fires in the Donnelly Training Area (DTA), located approximately five miles south of Delta Junction. Prescribed burning will occur in multiple areas of the DTA for as long as two weeks. Trained personnel will monitor the burn areas during the prescribed fire period until declared out by fire management personnel.

BLM AFS, U.S. Army Alaska to Conduct Prescribed Burn near Delta Junction

Starting as early as Saturday and as weather and conditions allow, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) will implement prescribed fires in the Donnelly Training Area (DTA), located approximately five miles south of Delta Junction. Prescribed burning will occur in multiple areas of the DTA for as long as two weeks. […]

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Prescribed Burns Planned for Delta Junction State Bison Range

The prescribed burns planned for the Delta Junction State Bison Range are expected to begin on Saturday, April 22. Weather and wind conditions will be monitored, along with the moisture in the grass fields. Two weather stations at the respective field complexes help managers determine when to ignite the fields. Also, through close coordination with […]

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