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 ›
Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
More personnel ordered as East Fork Fire moves within 8 miles of St. Mary’s
(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 ›
Firefighting efforts continue to increase on East Fork Fire north of St. Mary’s
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.
East Fork Fire spots on west side of Andreafsky River
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
Firefighting efforts expand as East Fork Fire north of St. Mary’s sees significant growth
June 7, 2022 afternoon update: Warm, dry and windy conditions continue to keep the East Fork Fire active.
Efforts, personnel increasing on East Fork Fire north of St. Mary’s
People in St. Mary’s will see an increase in firefighting activity in the upcoming days as the BLM Alaska Fire Service Chena Hotshot Crew mobilizes to the East Fork Fire (#160) burning about 20 miles to the north. Due to… Read More ›
Smokejumpers wrapping up work on two new lightning-caused tundra fires in Western Alaska
Twelve smokejumpers are working on two lightning-caused tundra fires burning within 20 miles of Kotlik close to the Norton Sound in Western Alaska. The Hogback Hill Fire (#157) and the Pastolik River Fire (#158) were discovered by BLM AFS personnel aboard a fire detection flight Monday evening.
Narrated Aerial Surveillance Flight + Infrared Footage of Kwethluk Fire April 26, 2022
A flyover video narrated by DOF’s mapping specialist Matt Snyder yesterday for the Kwethluk Fire includes infrared footage and a detailed description of how the fire burned, where it tried to go and where it was held by natural barriers…. Read More ›
Natural Barriers and Weather Change Halt Kwethluk Fire (#012) Remains in Monitor Status at 10,302 acres
Forward movement has been halted for the early season Kwethluk Fire. Burning in tundra, grasses and brush since Saturday April 16th, the wind driven wildfire has been finding sun dried fuels in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Originally reported… Read More ›
Kwethluk Fire (#012): 5th Observation Flight Predicts 9,693 acre Fire Running Out of Fuel and Into Natural Barriers
Friday afternoon at 4:15pm, DOF’s aerial mapping specialist Matt Snyder took his fifth observation flight of the now 9,693 acre Kwethluk Fire (fire #012) burning in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Snyder, based at the DOF station in McGrath, has… Read More ›