Archive | June, 2019

Smokejumpers, aircraft respond to fast-moving fire near Lake Louise

Tankers and scoopers responded to a fast-moving fire burning about four miles west of Little Lake Louise and 35 miles northwest of Glennallen. The Lake Louise Fire (#416) was estimated at 20 acres Sunday night. It was reported as torching in black spruce about 3 miles from residences on the nearby Lake Louise. Eight smokejumpers […]

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Division of Forestry Kenai-Kodiak Area firefighters and two helicopter are working hard to contain the Killey Fire (#413) burning near east of Browns Lake near Sterling on Sunday night. Photo by Division of Forestry

Firefighters, helicopters working on new fire outside Sterling

Firefighters and helicopters are aggressively working on a half-acre fire burning southwest of the confluence of Killey and Kenai rivers. The Killey Fire (#413) is burning in a full protection area east of Browns Lake and to the west of the Killey River near Sterling. It was reported at 3:20 p.m. Sunday by firefighter personnel […]

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Ninetyeight Creek Fire Update for 6-30-19

Firefighters on the Ninetyeight Creek Fire near Salcha got some help today from cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and – late in the day – rain.  The fire is still holding at 52 acres.  There was no movement of the fire; however there was active smoldering and torching of black spruce in pockets of unburned vegetation […]

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Hess Creek Fire update 6/30

Fire Statistics Location: 12 miles northeast of Livengood              Start Date: June 21Size:  85,384 acres Containment: 0% Total Personnel: 31                                                                                    Cause:  Lightning Current Situation: Decreased temperatures and rain yesterday allowed firefighters to make good progress on the Hess Creek Fire. The fire, located 12 miles northeast of Livengood, is now at 87,500 acres. Acreage growth and fire […]

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Boundary River Fire Update for 6-30-19

The Boundary River Fire (#362) is now estimated at 9,167 acres. The fire, which was started by lightning on June 23, is burning about 40 miles southeast of Tok, west of the Nabesna River and about 10 miles southwest of the village of Northway. A Type 2 crew completed structure assessment and protection on nearby structures and […]

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Nugget Creek Fire Update for 6-30-19

The Nugget Creek Fire (#323) yesterday burned three miles along a ridge paralleling the Chena River near Mile 37.7.  The Fairbanks area Alaska Division of Forestry dispatched two engines and four firefighters to monitor the fire.  They remained on scene overnight. The fire was active in areas of black spruce, where single tree torching was […]

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Looking for ways to assist firefighters?

Here are some ideas for Alaskans who want to help: We appreciate the generous support of the community! Firefighter and public safety are our number one priority and our wildland fire crews are well equipped and cared for. Suggestions for ways you can help: Show support for firefighters: Help keep firefighters safe by creating defensible space around […]

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Rainbow 2 Fire shows no growth

The Rainbow 2 Fire (#409) near Delta Junction is holding at 150 acres.  The lightning-caused fire started yesterday and is located about 15 miles west of Delta Junction and 2 miles east of Delta Creek.  It is approximately 8 miles north of the Oregon Lakes Fire that burned 34,500 acres earlier this season.  The fire […]

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Shovel Creek Fire Video Update on Evacuations by Incident Commander Norm McDonald

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Continued Hot, Dry Weather Means High Activity for Tanana Zone Fires

Continued hot, dry weather and smoky conditions can be expected across Interior Alaska again today, including the Tanana Zone. No new fires were reported in the Tanana Zone yesterday, but 15 active fires continue to burn, and many showed growth Saturday. To date, 35 fires have burned a total of 23,106 acres in the zone. […]

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