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Don’t be fooled by the numbers or weather, there’s still time for the 2018 fire season to blow up

While the 2018 wildfire season so far has been relatively tame by Alaska standards, there is still time for that to change. All you have to do is look at Alaska’s two biggest fire seasons – 2004 and 2015 – to come to that conclusion. The number of acres burned by wildfires in Alaska this […]

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Wildfire in Rosie Creek area south of Fairbanks now estimated at 320 acres but slowing

A wildfire about 15 miles southwest of Fairbanks is now estimated at approximately 320 acres and more than 80 firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service are either on scene or enroute to contain the fire. The fire was initially reported at 30 to 60 acres but better scouting by […]

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Wildfire in Rosie Creek area south of Fairbanks draws aggressive response from State Forestry

The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to an approximately 30- to 60-acre acre wildfire in the Rosie Creek Area southwest of Fairbanks with multiple aircraft and personnel. The Livingston Fire was reported at 5:18 p.m. after several members of the public reported seeing lightning strikes in the area about 15 miles southwest of Fairbanks. […]

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Forest Service crew working on fire north of Juneau

A U.S. Forest Service crew of firefighters from Juneau are working on containing a 56-acre fire in Berner’s Bay, north of the city. The Antler Fire started on May 31 at approximately 1 p.m. and the cause is under investigation. More firefighters are being dispatched from Juneau and Hoonah to assist in containing the fire. The […]

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Use caution with fire over Memorial Day Weekend

Don’t let the slow start to Alaska’s wildland fire season fool you – it’s a matter of when, not if, we will experience wildfires. Alaska’s state and federal wildland fire managers remind Alaskans and visitors alike to exercise caution with any activity that could spark a wildfire over Memorial Day Weekend. Despite a mild start […]

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Aggressive initial attack calms wildfire near Nikolaevsk on Kenai Peninsula

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and local fire departments are making good progress containing a wildfire near the village of Nikolaevsk on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The fire, estimated at 5 acres, was reported at approximately 4 p.m. off Bolotna Road. The fire was burning in grass and heavy slash […]

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Firefighters mopping up 250-acre wildfire near Delta Junction

Firefighters are mopping up a wildfire that broke out near Delta Junction on Friday and burned an estimated 250 acres before it was brought under control. The North Eielson Fire was reported at approximately 1:15 p.m. off Tanana Loop Extension northeast of Delta Junction. The fire was originally thought to be caused by a tree […]

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State forestry responding to wildfire off Tanana Loop Extension in Delta Junction

Firefighters from the Division of Forestry and local fire departments are battling a wind-driven wildfire in the Delta Junction area that was caused by a tree falling on a powerline. The North Eielson Fire was reported to the Division Forestry office in Delta at about 1:15 p.m. Friday off Tanana Loop Extension northeast of Delta […]

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Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week is May 13-19

With the winter snow pack nearly gone and the arrival of warmer, drier conditions around Alaska, it’s time to start thinking about wildland fire season. To that end, Governor Bill Walker has declared May 13-19 as Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week and is asking Alaskans to do their part to prevent wildfires and prepare for them. […]

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Wildland fire managers urge caution with fire and fireworks over Fourth of July Weekend

As Alaska residents and visitors prepare to celebrate the Independence Day Weekend, the state’s wildland fire officials would like to remind the public to be extremely cautious with any activity that could ignite a wildfire. While this summer’s wildfire season has so far been relatively quiet in Alaska, there are areas of the state that […]

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