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If you’ve not yet subscribed to receive Nixle texts and emails alerting you to issues of immediate public concern such as evacuations and highway closures, we encourage you to do so. Nixle is utilized by emergency service organizations for communicating information in the event of a natural disaster, and other emergencies. Alaska State Troopers used […]

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Levelock Fire estimated at 250-300 acres

7 p.m. Levelock Fire Update Smokejumpers, aided by villagers operating bulldozers, are still working to keep a fire from reaching the Bristol Bay area village of Levelock Monday afternoon. Firefighting personnel aboard the plane that delivered the smokejumpers had a rough estimate of the fire size at between 250-300 acres. Smokejumpers reported the dozer line […]

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Map of the Levelock Fire (#752) Fire burning outside the remote Bristol Bay village its named after.

Smokejumpers working on fire near Levelock

Alaska smokejumpers are working on a fire burning west of the Bristol Bay area village of Levelock. Residents reported the fire burning north of the village shortly after midnight Monday. Because all resources were already assigned to fires or were not able to fly due to darkness, a plane carrying the eight smokejumpers launched first […]

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The North Fork Fire is burning in between the Dimond Ridge Road and the North Fork Road about six miles northwest of Homer. Alaska Division of Forestry photo.

Dozer line constructed around North Fork Fire northwest of Homer

Update at 8 p.m. Firefighters are fortifying a dozer line constructed around the body of North Fork Fire burning northwest of Homer Monday evening and making sure there are no spot fires outside this containment line. The Level 1 “Ready” evacuation notice is still in place for people living along the North Fork Road north […]

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The North Fork Road Fire (#751) is burning about 1.5 mile east of the Sterling Highway between Mile 165-164.

Firefighters aggressively fighting fire near North Fork Road in Anchor Point

Update at 10:20 p.m.: The Type 2 Initial Attack Yukon Crew is en route to join the effort to suppress the North Fork Fire. Original Information: Firefighters and aircraft are aggressively working on a fire burning near the North Fork Road in Anchor Point Sunday night. About 20 firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry, […]

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BLM rescinds campfire restrictions for Southcentral and Interior Alaska

ANCHORAGE – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lifted its campfire ban yesterday on all Southcentral and Interior Alaska BLM-managed public lands in response to recent rain and cooler temperatures that significantly reduce the risk of wildfires. A fire prevention order banning all open fires was issued by BLM Alaska July 12 in response to extreme fire danger throughout in […]

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Firefighters remove equipment and garbage on July 27, 2019 from the Hadweenzic River Fire after it no longer needed.

Firefighters continue to hold and improve lines on Conucopia Complex fires

Beaver, Alaska – Firefighters continued the same work on Tuesday as they have for the last few days – holding and improving line already built and watching for opportunities to conduct burnout operations on Conucopia Complex fires. Burnouts remove fuel like timber and brush ahead of the fire to reduce the likelihood it will advance […]

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Map of fires from the Cornucopia Complex on July 30, 2019.

Weather to test work completed on Cornucopia Complex

Beaver, Alaska – Weather will test firelines today put in by crews on the Cornucopia Complex as the sun cures vegetation, the humidity drops to 35% and gusty winds to 20 mph blow from the west. A wind from the west is predicted to push the east end of the Hadweenzic fire to the east […]

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Fire burning in a forest. View from airplane.

Tanana Zone currently staffing three wildland fires

The Tanana Zone has a number of fires currently in monitor status. Crews are staffing three active wildfires including the Buster Creek, Little Creek and Grouse fires. Crews working throughout the zone have made significant progress in security all fire perimeters.  Buster Creek Fire (#624) – 112 acres, 8 personnel, started on July 18 Smokejumpers […]

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Tanana Zone crews continue momentum to secure fire perimeters

Crews working across the Tanana Zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines with the added help of recent precipitation. Little Creek Fire (#616) – 125 acres, 78 personnel, started on July 18 The Little Creek Fire has received a small amount of precipitation. Heavy saw work has been ongoing for firefighters working on […]

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