The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management has opened up an information line to refer questions about the wildfires, evacuations, etc. in cooperation with the Division of Forestry. Please call 714-2495. #funnyriverfire. Other places for information are the Borough Facebook… Read More ›
Active Wildland Fire
May 21, 2014 Tyonek Fire firefighters turn their attention to Beluga (Palmer, AK) – The Tyonek fire on the west side of Cook Inlet was active most of Tuesday evening. It is still estimated to be about 1,500 acres. The… Read More ›
More Sites for Funny River Fire Information
Official fire information on the #funnyriverfire can also be found at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3878/. The Inciweb page is maintained by the team on that fire.
Dalton River Crossing Fire
A fire was reported Tuesday evening, May 20, north of the Yukon River, three miles east of the Dalton Highway. Currently 16 smokejumpers and a helicopter are working on the fire. As of 2 p.m Wednesday, it is moving west… Read More ›
Funny River Fire update
May 21, 2014 FUNNY RIVER FIRE UPDATE Funny River Fire Grows to 20,000 acres The Funny River Fire is sending significant smoke into Soldotna and Kasilof today and as far as Anchorage and Homer. The fire, currently estimated at 20,000… Read More ›
Erratic fire behavior on Funny River Fire
(Soldotna, AK) – The fire was very active over night because of low humidity. It is estimated to be near 7,000 acres. It has reached Tustumena Lake and is spreading East and West along the shore. The fire is 10… Read More ›
Update 17:29 Tuesday: A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2014 Alaska Hotshot crews protect Tyonek village (Palmer, AK) – Overnight the Pioneer Peak and Midnight Sun Interagency Hotshot crews strengthened… Read More ›
Crews made good progress building a fire line on the flank closest to the village. It has grown to 350 acres. Weather permitting, air operations will continue Tuesday morning.
Funny River Fire
The fire is nearly seven miles long and almost a mile wide. Classic for a wind-driven fire. It is close to 2,500 acres. Air operations have ended for the day and crews will remain on the fire overnight. It is… Read More ›
Funny River Horse Trail Fire
Div. of Forestry photos Jim Butler photo looking from Soldotna.