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Wildfire threat reduced on more than 68,000 acres of military training lands in Interior Alaska

Prescribed burning to reduce the threat of wildfire on military training lands in Interior Alaska was completed with approximately 30,000 acres burned to treat more than 68,000 acres.

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Map with fires and Fort Yukon.

Smokejumpers respond to third human-caused fire west of Fort Yukon

Firefighters urge public to be careful outdoor activities don’t ignite a fire BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers are working on the third human-caused fire found west of Fort Yukon in the past two weeks. In the case of the Yukon Slough Fire (#103), discovered yesterday, and the Marten Fire (#082), discovered on May 17, firefighters […]

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BLM issues fire restrictions for federal lands near Steese Highway NOAA Facility

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on May 14 issued a Fire Prevention Order prohibiting campfires, explosives and fireworks on federal lands in a fire-prone area of black spruce off of Gilmore Trail north of Fairbanks and north of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility site on the Steese Highway. This […]

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AFS Smokejumpers conduct first fire jump of year near Fort Yukon

BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers mobilized Tuesday afternoon for the first time this year for a small fire burning about 13 miles west of Fort Yukon. The eight smokejumpers were able to stop the 1-acre Mink Fire’s movement within a couple of hours and are now in the process of mopping up the fire by […]

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Prescribed burning on the Small Arms Complex east of Fairbanks.

About 60% of prescribed burning to reduce the threat of wildfire on Interior Alaska military training lands complete

About 60 percent of prescribed burning to reduce the threat of wildfire on military training lands in Interior Alaska is complete with the rest targeted for completion sometime in the next two weeks – as long as the weather cooperates.

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Burn operations planned on military training lands in Fairbanks North Star Borough to reduce wildfire threat

Starting as early as Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS), in cooperation with U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), could start setting prescribed fires on Fort Wainwright and the Yukon Training Area (YTA) to reduce the likelihood of a large wildfire on military training lands this summer. The areas identified for the prescribed […]

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Map of BLM Eastern Interior Field Office boundaries.

Comments sought on preliminary assessment of program to reduce the risk of wildfires in East-Central Alaska

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments through May 15 on its programmatic environmental assessment for reducing the risk of wildfires on public lands it manages in east-central Alaska.

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Burning planned on Donnelly Training Area to reduce wildfire threat near Delta Junction

Starting as early as Saturday, BLM AFS and USARAK will implemented prescribed fire in the DTA to reduce the wildfire threat near Delta Junction. Rx burns are fires that are intentionally set under controlled conditions to remove dry and dead grass and to lower the risk that wildfires could impact nearby communities.

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Burning operations planned for military training lands in Interior Alaska to reduce wildfire threat

The snow is quickly melting in Interior Alaska. The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service and U.S. Army Alaska will soon implement multiple prescribed fires on military training lands in Interior Alaska. As conditions allow, prescribed burning in the Donnelly Training Area, Yukon Training Area, and Fort Wainwright may continue throughout the spring. #RxFire

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BLM AFS awards three contracts for Alaska village-based Type 2 wildland firefighting crews

The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) awarded three contracts for Type 2 wildland firefighting hand crews based in rural northeastern and Interior Alaska villages for the 2020 fire season. The contractors selected will base crews in the Upper Yukon and Tanana Fire Management Zones for quick response to fires within BLM AFS protection areas. Unlike […]

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