UPDATE, 4:40 p.m. The Moose Creek Fire in Glennallen is now 70% contained and firefighters expect to reach full containment in the next hour. Resources from the GlennRich Fire Rescue have been release from the scene and the helicopter will… Read More ›
Active Wildland Fire
The recent, rapid snow melt has ushered in the grass fire season in the Mat-Su Valley. Property owners need to get a Division of Forestry burn permit and follow the safe burning guidelines listed on it if they are burning… Read More ›
UPDATE 4:30 p.m. – The Pioneer Peak Fire fire is estimated at two-tenths of an acre and is now 70% contained, thanks to the hard work of two firefighters who hiked into the fire with tools and a chainsaw and… Read More ›
Firefighters from the Kenai/Kodiak Area forestry station are mopping up a small wildfire that was reported Tuesday afternoon near Tustumena Lake on the Kenai Peninsula. The Border Lake Fire (#348) is estimated at ½ acre and is located about 3… Read More ›
BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers are busy mopping up the Birch Creek Fire (#346) after they and assisting aircraft were able to catch the Birch Creek Fire at 15 acres Tuesday evening.
BLM Alaska Fire Service Smokejumpers responded to two fires in rural Alaska in the last few days, emphasizing dry conditions still exist in some areas despite the wet, cold weather present in other regions. The Richmond Fire (#338) burning 39 miles north of Bettles is suspected of being human caused. It’s a reminder that people still need to be careful that their outdoor activities don’t ignite a fire.
Smoke from the Sheenjek River Fire blanketed Fort Yukon Wednesday night. All three staffed fires in Alaska are located within the Yukon Flats. Click on link to learn more.
The BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun Hotshots are mobilizing to protect a Native allotment from the Sheenjek Fire (#296) burning about 46 miles north of Fort Yukon. While other fires throughout Alaska remain dormant, the Sheenjek Fire recently came to life and grew substantially over the past few days, causing smoke to drift into Venetie about 37 miles to the west.
Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and Central Mat-Su Fire Department quickly snuffed out a small brush fire started by fireworks on Friday night near Wasilla. The one-half acre fire, off Lucy Creek Circle, was reported at approximately 9… Read More ›
Mushroom pickers on Thursday discovered a small hot spot that overwintered from last summer’s Shovel Creek Fire northwest of Fairbanks. The mushroom pickers notified the Alaska Division of Forestry at 3:30 p.m. and flagged a trail to the hot spot… Read More ›