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BLM AFS, USARAK to burn debris piles on Interior Alaska training lands

The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), will burn piles of woody debris on military training lands in Interior Alaska starting as early as this Saturday. Burning operations for piles on the Fort Wainwright Area Main Post (FWAMP), the Tanana Flats Training Area (TFTA) […]

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Photo of three firefighters walking a protection line constructed in the Richardson Clearwater community north of the Oregon Lakes Fire on June 3, 2019.

Final daily update for Oregon Lakes Fire

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 34,499 Personnel assigned: 89 Crews assigned: 3 (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA, North Stars Type 2) Cause: human, under investigation Management of the Oregon Lakes Fire will be transferred to the BLM Alaska Fire Service Military Fire Management Zone on Monday. With the final property protection […]

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Photo shows two BLM Alaska Fire Service Smokejumpers riding in a boat looking out at the river, trees and smoky sky. Pumps and hose are in the background. Photo by Alaska Smokejumper Travis McCabe.

Oregon Lakes Fire receives significant rainfall

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 71 Crews assigned: 2 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  With nearly an inch of rain, the Oregon Lakes Fire experienced minimal growth on Saturday. While the rain has significantly slowed fire growth, it likely […]

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Wet, smoky conditions persist over the Oregon Lakes Fire

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 124 Crews assigned: 2 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  Wetting rains moderated fire activity on the Oregon Lakes Fire Friday, but caused damp, smoky conditions for the greater surrounding area. This change in weather […]

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Oregon Lakes Fire grew Thursday before anticipated weather change

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 29,296 Personnel assigned: 124 Crews assigned: 2 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska – While conditions are expected to bring temporary reprieve with cooler, wetter weather moving into the area, Thursday’s breezy warm temperatures resulted in fire growth primarily […]

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Photo of members of the Type 2 Emergency Firefighter Fairbanks #1 hand crew that was assigned to the Oregon Lakes Fire May 17-22 to put in place protection measures on the military observation sites north of the Oklahoma Range.

Oregon Lakes Fire transitions to local Alaskan Incident Management team; FINAL UPDATE from NW Team 11

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 29,296 Personnel assigned: 128 Crews assigned: 2 Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska – The Northwest Incident Management Team 11 (NW11) is transitioning command of the Oregon Lakes Fire to a BLM Alaska Fire Service Type 3 management team. The Alaska team will shadow NW11 team today, and […]

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Photo of Division of Forestry's Gannett Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack crew loading gear on to a boat.

Oregon Lakes Firefighters complete structure protection

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 28,770 Personnel assigned: 128 Crews assigned: 2 Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska – Cooler temperatures, decreased winds and rain showers on Tuesday reduced activity in the Oregon Lakes Fire, which showed minor growth yesterday. Some portions of the fire received .2 inches of rain, but other parts […]

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The map for the Oregon Lakes Fire from May 11, 2019 shows no growth in the fire area for the past few days.

Community meeting scheduled to discuss plan of action on Oregon Lakes Fire

The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team has scheduled a community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Delta Junction City Hall. Members of the team will give an update on the Oregon Lakes Fire’s progression and present their plan to initiate suppression efforts. Time will be available to answer questions about the fire. Despite Red […]

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Photo of a few puffs of smoke were seen from from the northeast corner during an evening flight on the Oregon Lakes Fire on May 9, 2019. Photo by Branden Kobayshi

Another round of Red Flag Conditions expected on the Oregon Lakes Fire today

The Alaska Incident Management Team is wrapping up its long-term strategic planning just in time to be tested by dry and windy weather forecasted to move into the Oregon Lakes Fire area for the second time since it started on April 30. The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning from noon through Saturday […]

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Map of Oregon Lakes Fire burning about 11 miles south of Delta Junction on May 6, 2019.

Red flag warning issued for Tuesday as Alaska Type 2 IMT assumes command of Oregon Lakes Fire

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for dry and windy conditions in Deltana and the Tanana Flats Tuesday, the same day the Type 2 Alaska Incident Management Team (IMT) Green Team will take over the management of the Oregon Lakes Fire. The IMT will develop short and long-term strategies to stabilize this […]

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