A flyover video narrated by DOF’s mapping specialist Matt Snyder yesterday for the Kwethluk Fire includes infrared footage and a detailed description of how the fire burned, where it tried to go and where it was held by natural barriers…. Read More ›
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Natural Barriers and Weather Change Halt Kwethluk Fire (#012) Remains in Monitor Status at 10,302 acres
Forward movement has been halted for the early season Kwethluk Fire. Burning in tundra, grasses and brush since Saturday April 16th, the wind driven wildfire has been finding sun dried fuels in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Originally reported… Read More ›
Kwethluk Fire (#012): 5th Observation Flight Predicts 9,693 acre Fire Running Out of Fuel and Into Natural Barriers
Friday afternoon at 4:15pm, DOF’s aerial mapping specialist Matt Snyder took his fifth observation flight of the now 9,693 acre Kwethluk Fire (fire #012) burning in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Snyder, based at the DOF station in McGrath, has… Read More ›
DOF’s surveillance and mapping flight yesterday confirmed that the Kwethluk Fire (fire #012), burning in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge 25 miles east southeast of Kwethluk, continues to grow. Fire mapping specialist Matt Snyder compared the data he collected… Read More ›
Watch this flyover of the remote Kwethluk Fire (#012) narrated by mapping specialist and DOF’s Southwest Area Aviation Foreman Matt Snyder. This four plus minute video was recorded yesterday with the fire estimated to be over 4,048 acres and growing… Read More ›
The remote #KwethlukFire has doubled in size to 4,048 acres, according to DOF Southwest Area Aviation Foreman and mapping specialist Matt Snyder. The third surveillance flight since Saturday occurred this afternoon with Snyder continuing the process of mapping and documenting… Read More ›
#KwethlukFire (fire #012) Update: A second DOF surveillance flight with fire mapping specialist Matt Snyder and trainee David Camacho took place on Easter Sunday afternoon with the size estimated to be 2,000 acres. This wildfire in western Alaska’s Yukon Delta… Read More ›
Aerial Surveillance Continues of 650+ Acre Fire #012 Near Kwethluk Burning in Limited 5 Miles from Fish Weir
On Saturday April 16th, several commercial aircraft reported smoke around midday from wildfire #012. The fire, burning in a Limited Protection area of western Alaska’s Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, was confirmed using FAA Weather Aviation cameras in Kwethluk, Bethel… Read More ›
Now that the Alaska wildland fire season is showing significant signs of winding down due to the cooler, weather, the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center deactivated the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Joint Information Center Monday.
Twelve smokejumpers are working on two lightning-caused tundra fires burning within 20 miles of Kotlik close to the Norton Sound in Western Alaska. The Hogback Hill Fire (#157) and the Pastolik River Fire (#158) were discovered by BLM AFS personnel aboard a fire detection flight Monday evening.