Snowmachiners and off-highway vehicle drivers are encouraged to use caution and spread awareness about the dry conditions in Southwest Alaska. Did you know that snowmobiles have unintentionally sparked spring wildfires in Alaska? The record setting 10,302 acre Kwethluk Fire in… Read More ›
Active Wildland Fire
Smokejumpers, helicopter deployed to protect cabins from Yukon Creek Fire north of Salcha River
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.
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 ›
Last crew leaves the Clear Fire
Size: 73,284 | Completion: 91% | Personnel: 51 | Cause: Natural, lightning The Division of Forestry and Fire Protection Type 2 White Mountain Initial Attack Crew is demobilizing off the Clear Fire (#346) today, Monday, after completing the last of… Read More ›
Suppression repair on Clear Fire finalized Sunday
Size: 73,284 | Completion: 91% | Personnel: 52 | Cause: Natural, lightning The total acreage of the Clear Fire (#346) has increased a little over 1,000 acres to 73,284. The geographic information section has been able to better map the… Read More ›
Rain dampens suppression repair on Clear Fire
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 ›
Yukon Flats wildfires remain very active second day in row
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.
Rain and hail reported on Clear Fire as crews demobilize
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 ›
Wildfires show extreme behavior in northeastern Alaska due to dry, warm conditions
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.
Progress continues on Clear Fire ahead of forecasted rains
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 ›