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Livengood Cemetery Still Intact After Fire – Hess Creek Fire Update 7/11/19

Current Situation:  Higher relative humidity and slightly lower temperatures helped reduce fire intensity and minimize growth on the #HessCreekFire Wednesday. Firefighters put in saw line and laid hose while a helicopter conducted bucket drops to keep two spot fires from spreading along the south side of the Elliott Highway near MP 62; their efforts held […]

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Upper Yukon Fire Zone Activity Hampered by Smoke

Widespread smoke challenged firefighters yesterday by limiting their use of aircraft and making fuels less conducive to burnout operations. Fires are still growing in size, but at a slower rate than that seen over the past few days. Firefighting resources remain stretched thin in the Upper Yukon Fire Management Zone, which covers the eastern Interior, […]

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Upper Yukon Fire Zone Sees Increase In Fire Activity

Several fires throughout the eastern Interior are showing extreme fire behavior with the warm temperatures and very dry fuels. Fires are growing in size and persist in spreading smoke across the region. The Upper Yukon Fire Management Zone, which covers the eastern interior, continues to experience above normal fire conditions and resources to respond to […]

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Smoke Blankets Upper Yukon Fire Zone

The Upper Yukon continues to experience above normal fire conditions and resources to respond to new fires are stretched thin. One new fire was reported. The Mich Fire (#452) is in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The fire is smoldering in an old burn scar in a Limited Management area, where fire is allowed to function […]

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Upper Yukon: Hotter, Drier Weather is Here to Stay for a While

With continued high temperatures and very dry fuels, the Upper Yukon is likely to see new fire starts and significant growth on existing fires for the next several days. As ongoing fires become more active, they will likely be increasingly challenging to manage. Fire activity is expected to remain high through most of July and […]

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High Fire Danger and Advisory Remain in Effect for Upper Yukon

The Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory for the Upper Yukon and south central Alaska remains in effect. Spruce stands are extremely flammable, will ignite easily, spread rapidly at 1 mile per hour or faster, torch and spot prolifically up to a quarter mile or more, and exhibit intense crown fire behavior. Temperatures above 80 degrees […]

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Upper Yukon Sees Highest Threat for Increased Fire Activity

Upper Yukon Sees Highest Threat for Increased Fire Activity Today’s holiday is the last day of cooler weather across the Interior. The Upper Yukon Fire Management Zone, along with Southcentral Alaska, has the highest threat for active fire spread and intense burning. The area is hot, dry and ready to burn, setting the stage for […]

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Higher Temperatures Expected to Bring Dangerous Wildfire Conditions

While the Upper Yukon Fire Zone has had cooler temperatures in recent days, weather patterns are expected to return to hotter and drier conditions for the rest of the week. As temperatures rise, the Upper Yukon will likely see dangerous wildfire conditions. With many active fires in the area and more new ignitions expected, firefighting […]

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Upper Yukon Fire Zone: Little Fire Growth on Monday – Dry, Windy Conditions Return

Rising winds on Monday and higher temperatures forecast throughout this week will likely mean an increase in fire activity throughout the eastern interior, with light winds moving the smoke to the northeast. There are 24 fires burning within the Upper Yukon Fire Management Zone that covers the eastern Interior.  Here is a breakdown of the […]

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Cooler weather temporarily moderating fire behavior in Tanana Fire Management Zone

Cooler temperatures have brought some relief to firefighters across the Tanana Zone.  The relatively cool temperatures and higher relative humidity are forecast to be short-lived however.  High pressure will be building and moving back in over the interior, bringing warmer and drier conditions to the region by Friday and into the weekend.  Light rain and […]

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