Archive | November, 2017
BLM Alaska Fire Service drone pilot Jason Brooks readies the quadcopter for take off before flying over the North Robertson Fire near Tok on June 10, 2017.

Taking Flight: Alaska pioneers use of drones on wildland fires

Alaska wildland firefighters pioneered the use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, on fires across the country this summer to help provide fire crew support, hot spot detection and mapping. Statewide, the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska owns 17 of the small, 3D Robotic Solo quadcopters, including the nine allocated to BLM Alaska Fire […]

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Map showing the location of the burn piles south of Delta Junction.

BLM Alaska Fire Service, U.S. Army To Burn Debris Piles near Delta Junction

Nov. 14, 2017 Update: This prescribed burning of debris piles was suspended indefinitely due to weather conditions – specifically an estimated foot of snow that fell in the Delta and Gerstle River training areas over the weekend. BLM Alaska Fire Service officials will reevaluate the burn plan in the spring when conditions are more conducive […]

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