The fire burned up to and around the cabin but firefighters arrived in time to extinguish the flames before they ignited the cabin.
A wave of lightning moved across the northwestern part of the state Tuesday afternoon, triggering about a dozen new fires from Galena north to the Noatak River Valley. Some of the new fires drew quick response from smokejumpers, water-scooping aircraft and another aircraft to help coordinate the suppression efforts and relaying situational information back to BLM AFS Galena Zone fire managers in Galena.
Smoke from two large lightning-caused tundra fires burning north of Kotzebue is impacting surrounding villages to the south. The Noatak River Fire (#232) burning in the Noatak National Preserve 120 miles northeast of Kotzebue grew significantly over the past few… Read More ›
Containment on the George Lake Fire burning approximately 40 miles southeast of Delta Junction increased to 70 percent on Saturday and the hotshot crew working the 6-acre fire estimates full containment in the next two days. The lightning-caused fire, which… Read More ›
Firefighters working to contain the About Mountain Fire near McGrath continue to take advantage of cooler and wetter weather in Southwest Alaska to meet their objectives. Crews increased containment on the 2,135-acre fire burning along the Kuskokwim River 6 miles… Read More ›
Firefighters made major progress Friday in containing a small wildfire burning near George Lake approximately 40 miles southeast of Delta Junction. The George Lake Fire was reported to be 50% contained as of late Friday night and the estimated fire… Read More ›
Firefighters, aircraft attacking wildfire less than 1 mile from George Lake southeast of Delta Junction
Eight BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers and Helitack firefighters from Tok and Delta worked late into the night Thursday trying to corral a 20-acre, lightning-caused fire that ignited late in the afternoon less than 1 mile from George Lake about… Read More ›
Start Date: 06/05/2020 Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AK Cause: Lightning Fire Size: 11,665 acres Containment: 30% Total Personnel: 294 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – An earlier than usual wind shift during a burn out operation on the Isom… Read More ›
Start Date: 06/05/2020 Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AK Cause: Lightning Fire Size: 10,844 acres Containment: 10% Total Personnel: 275 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Westerly winds continued to help and hinder firefighters on the Isom Creek Fire Thursday…. Read More ›