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King salmon drying in fire camp.

Lightning experienced in the Tanana Zone; crews continue making progress to secure fire perimeters

Fire growth and activity has increased within the Tanana Zone. Crews working across the zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground.  Buster Creek Fire (#624) – 112 acres, started on July 18 Fire crews have been assigned […]

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Tanana Zone fire map.

Fire growth and activity continues throughout the Tanana Zone

Fire growth and activity has increased within the Tanana Zone. Crews working across the zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground.  Boney Creek Fire (#619) – 45 acres, 28 personnel, started on July 18 Crews have put […]

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Smoke over forest fire.

Aerial firing started in the Cornucopia Complex

The National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Operations Section Chief Russ Long says aerial firing was started and then postponed earlier today on the west side of the Hadweenzic River Fire (#337), but began again about 5:00 pm as weather conditions cooperated. The burnout is intended to remove fuel between the main fire and a bible […]

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Tanana Zone fires see little growth; crews make progress on lines

Crews working across the Tanana Zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground.  Boney Creek Fire (#619) – 45 acres, 36 personnel, started on July 18 Crews have  put in saw line and hose lays around the entire […]

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Burn area in the Boney Creek Fire.

Steady progress continues for firefighters assigned to the Tanana Zone

There are currently 32 active fires in the Tanana Zone. A Distributed Real-Time Infrared (DRTI) flight confirmed a new spot fire based on previous smoke reports. The Warm Springs Fire is located south of the Boney Creek Fire and currently is not threatening any structures and is more than 20 miles from the closest allotment.  […]

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Sunset over forest and burning Boney Fire.

Fire crews make progress in the Tanana Zone

Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by overcast conditions Friday and Saturday, allowing fire crews to make progress on protection activities. As a high pressure system moves toward central Interior, winds are expected to increase. Southwest winds 10-20 mph are expected during the day. Wind gusts up to 25 mph may fan flames […]

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Winds over the Nugget Creek Fire produced small pockets of fire activity today

The Nugget Creek Fire (#323), burning east of Fairbanks, is now approximately 18,115 acres. A reduction in acreage is due to more accurate mapping that was obtained yesterday, July 19. Winds over the fire area produced small pockets of fire activity that generated smoke that was visible in the area. Firefighters are working along the […]

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A map of active fires across Alaska on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Fire activity decreases due to mild temperatures in the Tanana Zone

Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by cloud layers on Friday. As a weather front approaches the central Interior, winds are expected to increase during the afternoon hours. Southwest winds 10-20 mph are expected during the day. Wind gusts up to 25 mph may fan flames on the east side of the Tanana […]

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Map of lightning and fires in Northwest Alaska. The purple and red arrows are lightning strikes in the last 36 hours. The fire numbers in the 500 and above range are new starts.

Lightning delivers another round of fires in northwestern Alaska

Fire season has ebbed and flowed in Western Alaska with lightning delivering another round of fires in the past few days. Lightning ignited 11 new fires in three days within the BLM Alaska Fire Service Galena Zone had that encompasses more than 93 million acres in the northwestern section of Alaska. Of which, three were […]

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Ninetyeight Creek Fire contained; Beaver Fire activity moderates

Cooler and wetter weather has helped to lessen fire behavior in the area of the Beaver Fire (#390). The fire showed minimal smoke yesterday although some activity was detected on the fire’s eastern and northern flanks. Personnel will monitor the fire’s perimeter today which will include rechecking three small spot fires that crossed the South Fork […]

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