The Alaska Type 2 Incident Management Black Team under Incident Commander Ed Sanford has been mobilized to assist fire managers and fire personnel defending villages, lodges, cabins, native allotments, mining infrastructure and other values at risk in southwest Alaska. In… Read More ›
Active Wildland Fire
The 40,000-acre Hog Butte Fire burning about 30 miles southwest of Lake Michumina and several fires in Southwest Alaska have produced the bulk of the smoke blanketing much of Alaska. The Hog Butte Fire is one of eight staffed in… Read More ›
Firefighters are mopping up an 18-acre fire burning near Mile 151 Steese Highway about 7 miles from Circle. Forty-five firefighters are working increase the 30% containment achieved on the Bolgen Creek Fire (#259) by Monday evening This includes the including… Read More ›
Smoke influx update with insights from McGrath on the Aghaluk Mountain Fire and Submarine Creek Fire: “A lightning storm on June 6th started numerous fires in southwest Alaska. Most of the fires are fairly small, but there are 50 wildfires… Read More ›
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – BLM Alaska Fire Service wildland fire managers continue to ramp up efforts to protect Native allotments, cabins and nearby communities from the East Fork Fire as wind pushed the to within 8 miles of St. Mary’s. About… Read More ›
There is NO evacuation order in place for St. Mary’s or nearby villages. There is a public meeting scheduled in St. Mary’s at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 9.
After another active day of burning, BLM Alaska Fire Service officials in Galena are reassessing efforts after the East Fork Fire, burning north of St. Mary’s, spotted on the west side of the Andreafsky River Tuesday afternoon. Alaska Type 2 Incident Management Green Team ordered to manage efforts on the wildfire burning north of St. Mary’s
The BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun Hotshots today joined the efforts to protect a Native allotment from the Hog Butte Fire (#185) burning about 39 miles southwest of Lake Minchumina. The fire was very active on the south… Read More ›
June 7, 2022 afternoon update: Warm, dry and windy conditions continue to keep the East Fork Fire active.
Update June 7, 2022 @ 4:30 pm The #KichatnaFire has grown to 112 acres. Two helicopters from the Mat-Su Alaska Division of Forestry based in Palmer have been dropping water to keep the fire in check and support ground personnel…. Read More ›