With the low fire activity across the state and additional Alaska crews becoming available every day, the BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun Interagency Hotshot Crew has gone to Canada in support of the effort on wildfires.
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Have a safe, fun Memorial Day Weekend without sparking a wildfire
With the warmer weather and the upcoming holiday weekend, the best way keep Alaska beautiful is to make sure you don’t start a wildfire. Read more for tips to ensure you don’t spark a wildfire.
Don’t let the abundance of winter snow fool you; Alaskans should prepare for wildfire season
Alaskans know we need to prevent and prepare for wildfires across the state and throughout the season – from the time the snow melts until it falls again. During Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week (May 7-13), it’s time to remind people of key ways to protect each other and our communities from wildfire dangers.
Burning operations planned for military training lands in Interior Alaska to reduce wildfire threat
Multiple firefighting equipment and personnel will be in place to safely conduct the prescribed burn operations.
New 349 acre fuel break provides fire crews safe holding line west of Delta Junction
Fuel breaks serve the important purpose of protecting homes while mitigating the risk of putting firefighters on the ground.
BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumper training jumps start March 27
Starting March 27, BLM Alaska Fire Service Smokejumpers will conduct training jumps in the skies above the Fairbanks and North Pole areas in preparation for the upcoming fire season. The required refresher and training jumps will occur throughout April and May.
Recruitment for BLM AFS North Star Fire Crew is open for 2023 season
Recruitment for the 2023 BLM Alaska Fire Service Type 2 North Star Fire Crew is open until April 1. This entry-level crew provides a pathway to a career in wildland firefighting.
BLM AFS, USARAK to burn debris piles on military lands in Interior Alaska
BLM AFS, in cooperation with U.S. Army Alaska, will burn piles of woody debris on military training lands in Interior Alaska Oct. 1-21.
Yukon Flats wildfires remain very active second day in row
Wildfires in the Yukon Flats exhibited extreme fire behavior Thursday for the second day in a row – prompting smokejumpers to conduct burn operations to protect two Native allotments and a cabin.
Wildfires show extreme behavior in northeastern Alaska due to dry, warm conditions
While rains have swept through a majority of Alaska, they have largely avoided northeastern Alaska which remains the warmest, driest part of the state. The area hasn’t seen a new fire since July 29, but existing wildfires in the Yukon Flats remain very active while other fires in the rest of the state are largely dormant.