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Extreme Thunderstorms Forecast for Isom Creek

UPDATE 12:20 p.m. : ORIGINAL POST: Start Date: 06/05/2020Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AKCause: LightningFire Size: 12,024 acresContainment: 26%Total Personnel: 357 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – A Red Flag Warning was issued Sunday for extreme fire weather due to persistent hot and dry conditions in the area. Erratic winds are likely in the afternoon, generated […]

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Winds challenge fire crews and send smoke to Dalton Highway

Start Date: 06/05/2020 Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AK Cause: Lightning Fire Size:  11,665 acres Containment: 30% Total Personnel: 294   (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – An earlier than usual wind shift during a burn out operation on the Isom Creek Fire (#187) brought heavy smoke over the Dalton Highway near milepost 46 late Friday […]

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Dense smoke on Dalton Highway

EVENING UPDATE (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – A change in the wind direction and an increase in fire activity this evening is pushing smoke from the Isom Creek Fire (#187) over the Dalton Highway reducing visibility on the road between mileposts 34-46. Firefighters and Forestry engines will be controlling traffic into the night until it is safe […]

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Operations Update for the Isom Creek Fire -June 12, 2020

Isom Creek Fire Operations Section Chief, Abe Davis gives an operational update for Thursday, June 12th. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BLMAFS/      Isom Creek Email: 2020.Isomcreek@firenet.gov       Public Information Phone: (907)356-5970                      

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Critical fire weather expected for Isom Creek Fire

Start Date: 06/05/2020 Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AK Cause: Lightning Fire Size:  10,844 acres Containment: 10% Total Personnel: 275   (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Westerly winds continued to help and hinder firefighters on the Isom Creek Fire Thursday. Winds pushed the fire away from the Dalton Highway, allowing firefighting crews to continue increasing […]

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BLM TEMPORARILY CLOSES FIVE MILE CAMPGROUND

FAIRBANKS, AK — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Yukon Field Office has temporarily closed public access to the Five Mile Campground located five miles north of the Yukon River bridge on the Dalton Highway. The closure is necessary to accommodate firefighters using the campground as they fight the Isom Creek Fire. Entering the campground […]

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Operations Update for the Isom Creek Fire -June 11, 2020

Isom Creek Fire Operations Section Chief, Abe Davis gives an operational update for Thursday, June 11th. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BLMAFS/      Isom Creek Email: 2020.Isomcreek@firenet.gov       Public Information Phone: (907)356-5970                      

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Warm, dry weather expected for Isom Creek Fire

Start Date: 06/05/2020 Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AK Cause: Lightning Fire Size:  10,618 acres Containment: 10% Total Personnel: 300   (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Southwest winds pushed the Isom Creek Fire away from the Dalton Highway allowing firefighting crews to secure and improve their firelines along the highway and Hovercraft Road. Firefighters were […]

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Isom Creek Fire grows to 7,574 acres

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – For the second day in a row, a late evening isolated storm cell moved over the Isom Creek Fire late Tuesday, bringing strong, erratic winds. Firefighting aircraft were forced to stop operations because of strong wind gusts. The easterly winds tested the constructed fireline along the two-track trail, locally know as Hovercraft […]

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