After the Yukon Creek Fire (#296) burning north of the Salcha River picked up new life over the weekend, 12 smokejumpers deployed Monday night to protect nearby cabins.
Active Wildland Fire
Two lightning starts west of Tok reported and a wind driven fire in Delta Junction leads to evacuations
Rural Deltana Volunteer Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire off Nistler Road on Wednesday evening. Driven by strong, gusty winds, the Nistler Fire (#648) was rapidly spreading into the surrounding wildlands. Initial responders alerted residents in the area… Read More ›
Size: 73,284 | Completion: 91% | Personnel: 64 | Cause: Natural, lightning A widespread, steady rain fell across the Clear Fire (#346) area Friday night and continued Saturday morning. “Its just the right amount of rain,” Alaska Division of Forestry… Read More ›
Wildfires in the Yukon Flats exhibited extreme fire behavior Thursday for the second day in a row – prompting smokejumpers to conduct burn operations to protect two Native allotments and a cabin.
Size: 72,191 | Completion: 77% | Personnel: 98 | Cause: Natural, lightning Rain and hail were reported Thursday on the Clear Fire (#346). Two to three inches of rain was recorded on several portions of the fire while other areas… Read More ›
While rains have swept through a majority of Alaska, they have largely avoided northeastern Alaska which remains the warmest, driest part of the state. The area hasn’t seen a new fire since July 29, but existing wildfires in the Yukon Flats remain very active while other fires in the rest of the state are largely dormant.
Size: 72,191 | Completion: 77% | Personnel: 98 | Cause: Natural, lightning Warm, drying weather has increased fire activity on the most southern portions of the Clear Fire (#346). The Division of Forestry and Fire Protection (DOF) Type 2 Initial… Read More ›
Size: 72,191 | Completion: 77% | Personnel: 129 | Cause: Natural, lightning The Division of Forestry and Fire Protection (DOF) continues to make progress on the Clear Fire. DOF Type 2 Initial Attack Crews, White Mountain and Gannet Glacier, are… Read More ›