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Prescribed Burns Planned for Delta Junction State Bison Range

The prescribed burns planned for the Delta Junction State Bison Range are expected to begin on Saturday, April 22. Weather and wind conditions will be monitored, along with the moisture in the grass fields. Two weather stations at the respective field complexes help managers determine when to ignite the fields. Also, through close coordination with […]

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Smoke Impacts to the Kennicott Valley and Chitina Area

There is considerable smoke reported in the Kennicott valley and Chitina area, especially in Kenny Lake. Please use caution when driving and slow down for hazy conditions. The Steamboat Creek Fire is still being monitored by fire personnel.

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Smoke from McHugh Fire drifts into Anchorage bowl

McHugh Fire smoke from the wildfire burning near McHugh Creek is currently drifting  into Anchorage due to the predicted overnight wind shift by the National Weather Service. Northwest winds shifted last night to the southeast around 10 p.m.Wednesday. The southeast winds are predicted to gradually increase today (Thursday), with the wind reaching strongest gusts of […]

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Public Meeting for the Steamboat Creek Fire

Date: July 19th, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Tony Zak community building, McCarthy, AK Update: The Steamboat Creek Fire is very visible and has grown significantly in size in the last 24 hours. Hot and dry conditions have intensified fire behavior which increased smoke in the valley. During the public meeting agency personnel will update […]

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Map - The Bonanza Fire (#411) is burning seven miles west of the Dalton Highway. Most people report seeing it while driving between mileposts 120 and 130, just south of Gobbler’s Knob. The Flats Fire (#397) is burning about 23 miles to the west of the Arctic Circle BLM Wayside at mile 115.5 of the Dalton Highway.

Motorists and aviators report smoke from fires burning off the Dalton Highway

July 13, 2016 – People driving the Dalton Highway or flying near Bettles may see smoke from two fires burning in the area. The Bureau of Land Management Fairbanks District Office and BLM Alaska Fire Service have received numerous reports of smoke generated by the Bonanza Fire that was discovered on Monday and the Flats […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Wednesday, July 15

noon — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Tuesday. #745 Weshrinarin Creek: 30 acres. Lightning, discovered on 7/13. Approximately 53 miles northwest of Eagle. 07/14 Tuesday: A new fire was reported in a Limited suppression area of the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The fire has been placed […]

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Smoke Forecast update, July 13

Smoke forecast: The slides below show the projected smoke progression throughout the day. Note the time stamp in the bottom right corner of each slide.  

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State burn permits required starting April 1

Starting April 1, general burn permits are required by state law for opening burning on any lands protected by the Alaska Division of Forestry. That includes most of the road-accessible areas throughout the state from Fairbanks south, as well as Southwest Alaska. Burn permits are required from April 1 to August 31 and are subject […]

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Red Flag Warning issued for Matanuska Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for strong wind for the Matanuska Valley effective from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. Winds are expected to be 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Winds will increase early Wednesday afternoon and as temperatures climb the relative humidities will […]

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