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The Call of the Wild Fire (#242) burned on the northwest side of Big Lake. Forestry firefighters are working on mopping up the fire today. Photo by Renette Saba//Alaska Division of Forestry

Forestry firefighters stop Big Lake fire

Alaska Division of Forestry crews worked late into the night and early Sunday morning to contain a fire near Big Lake. Six DOF firefighters stayed overnight on the fire – named after the nearby Call of the Wild Road – and picked up where they left off at 7 a.m. to get the 3.8 acre […]

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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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New burn permits required starting April 1

(Fairbanks, AK) – The Alaska Division of Forestry reminds residents that general burn permits for open debris burning and the use of burn barrels are required starting April 1 in areas under state wildland fire protection. Burn permits are required annually and residents must obtain a new permit at the start of each season. Burn […]

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Emergency firefighter crews from Chevak, Hooper Bay, Huslia and Kaltag line up to board a jet that will take them to the Lower 48 to work on wildland fires. Photo by Darla Theisen/Alaska Division of Forestry

Village crews help on Lower 48 fires

Sept. 2, 2016 – Five 20-person rural Alaska Emergency Firefighter (EFF) crews headed south late last week to help work on a handful of wildland fires burning in the Lower 48. Two crews from Chevak and one each from Hooper Bay, Kaltag and Huslia first landed in California near where the Alaska Interagency Management Team […]

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Crews head south for Lower 48 fires

Click on photos to see image. Aug. 3, 2016 – Five 20-person Alaska firefighting crews boarded a jet Wednesday afternoon to join firefighting efforts in the Lower 48. The Division of Forestry Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) Gannett Glacier and White Mountain crews, the Chugachmiut contract Type 2 IA Yukon crew and the two Type 2 training crews, the University of Alaska […]

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Personnel Reduced, Continued Monitoring on Steamboat Creek Fire

Copper Center, AK: The fire acreage is still unchanged at 19,719 acres. Fire personnel flew the fire perimeter and observed that several smoldering areas still exist, but are not approaching areas of concern near the Chitina River. It is smoldering in an area along the confluence and to the northwest of the Chakina & Klu […]

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Steamboat Creek Fire Smolders, Historic Cabin Cleared

Copper Center, AK: Small amounts of rain have kept fire acreage unchanged at 19,719 acres. On Thursday, July 28th, fire managers landed at the historic Monohan Cabin to cut brush and fuels to reach a “Firewise” standard. The “Firewise” program encourages steps to prepare ahead of a wildland fire and reduce the amount of fuel […]

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Cool and Moist Weather Forecasted on the Steamboat Creek Fire

Copper Center, AK: Small amounts of precipitation continue to fall each evening and throughout the day on the Steamboat Creek Fire, causing no change in the growth of the fire. The acreage has changed and decreased, however, due to more accurate mapping, at 19,719 acres. In the last 24 hours the fire area has received […]

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Rain Continues to Fall on the Steamboat Creek Fire

Four Fire Boss water-scooping planes stand-by in Gulkana. Photo: Carrie Hale, Alaska Division of Forestry Copper Center, AK: Rain continues to fall over the Steamboat Creek Fire and the Kennicott Valley. In the last 24 hours the fire area has received 0.22 inches of rain and 1.10 inches of rain since July 21st when the […]

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Rain over the Steamboat Creek Fire Helped with Fire Activity

Steamboat Creek Fire received some precipitation yesterday which reduced fire activity but a slight change in size at 19,328 acres. As the weather front moved in, winds shifted and smoke was impacting areas in the nearby region. Fire managers plan to keep the fire south and west of the Chitina River and are mobilizing vehicles […]

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