The Division’s wildfire protection program has grown exponentially. Today, more than 90 percent of the Division’s budget is spent on protecting the life and property of Alaskans from wildfire.
Alaska DNR – Division of Forestry (DOF)
Firefighters quickly contained a pair of new wildfires near Delta Junction over the weekend proving that the wildfire season lingers in some parts of Eastern Alaska.
Lichen Fire 100% contained at 2.5 acres just before midnight; overnight patrol quiet and Pioneer Peak Hotshots arrived to finish mop up
The 2.5 acre Lichen Fire was declared 100% contained at 11:10pm on July 4th by DNR Type 4 Incident Commander Brian Carver. A coordinated local response with direct fireline construction, air support by both Mat-Su helitack and retardant tankers, and… Read More ›
With Mat-Su seeing recent clouds and light rain, Forestry Firefighters study duff layers to determine fire danger level
While firefighters in the Fairbanks area work to construct fireline and protect structures, firefighters in the partly cloudy and sometimes damp Mat-Su area are studying the exact moisture levels in the tundra to determine fire danger. Partly cloudy days over… Read More ›
Acres: 2,179 Containment: 100% Personnel assigned: 35 Pioneer Peak Hotshots worked along the Kuskokwim River yesterday mopping up the remaining areas of heat along the fireline. At the end of shift, Type 3 Incident Commander Pat Johnson stated… Read More ›
About Mountain Fire near McGrath reports containment increased to 90% – drone to map remaining interior heat over weekend
#AboutMountainFire near McGrath reports containment increased again today and is now at 90% and remains 2,135 acres. By end of shift today, there will be 33 resources assigned to Pat Johnson’s Type 3 Incident Management Team. These resources include the… Read More ›
With 100% containment of the Loon Lake Fire this weekend, the question lingers as to what is next for the Kenail this summer? Jeff Bouschor, Fire Management Officer for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, thanks the public and has this… Read More ›
100% Containment reached on Loon Lake Fire – Transition to local Type 4 Incident Commander today at noon
100% containment has been reached for the #LoonLakeFire. This is the final update from Incident Commander Bryan Quimby as the fire transitions to Type 4 Incident Commander Kyle McNally will occur at noon today. We truly thank the communities for… Read More ›
Update from Type 3 Incident Commander Torrey Short with the news that 100% containment is estimated for sometime this weekend. Current Containment: 80% Acres: 102 Personnel: 59 Weather: cloudy and cooler today The UAF Wildland Fire Crew Nanooks Wildland Fire… Read More ›
Containment has increased to 30% on the Loon Lake Fire as crews worked all throughout the day to complete 90% of the saw line and hose lay. There was no fire growth outside of the perimeter today. Estimated acreage remains… Read More ›