The Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection (DOF) has been taking advantage of favorable conditions to continue burning piles of black spruce slash cut in recent years as part of wildfire mitigation programs for the community of Anderson and… Read More ›
Fuel Break Project
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.
Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection (DOF) firefighters are making good progress burning piles of black spruce slash in fuel breaks in the area of Goldstream and Waterford roads. A crew of eight firefighters started last Thursday and, taking… Read More ›
The 2022 East Fork Fire is the largest fire in recorded history in the Yukon Delta area. Precipitation throughout the year usually prevents large wildfires around the area’s communities, but a recent drought lead to extremely dry surface vegetation that… Read More ›
Alaskan contractors with interest to provide hazard fuel mitigation and/or fuel break installation to protect our communities across Alaska are requested to submit responses via email. Read the official Request for Information (RFI) here: http://notice.alaska.gov/206873 Current areas with proposed projects… Read More ›
Advice from Alaska Wildland Fire Managers reminding people of key ways to protect each other and our communities from wildfire dangers.
In April 2022, National Park Service staff took on the logistical challenge of conducting important fuels work at a remote cabin at Narvak Lake within Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Eastern Area Fire Management staff left from… Read More ›
Just over a year ago on June 13th, a small 2-3 acre fire burning in black spruce was reported near the Kuskokwim River just six miles south of McGrath, Alaska. What became known as the About Mountain Fire grew substantially… Read More ›
True Survival Story: Firewise & Fuel Breaks Helped Save Alaskans During Fast Moving McKinley Fire 2019
Alaskan wildfire survivor Pete Petram describes the terrifying moments he and his wife Sandy spent as flames crossed Hidden Hills Road while evacuating the explosive 2019 McKinley Fire. “Sandy could feel the heat through the door as we drove through… Read More ›
Protecting the communities of Meadow Lakes and Houston from continuous fire prone fuels has long been a shared goal between the local communities and the Division of Forestry. Public comments for this two phase multi year 6.2 mile fuel break… Read More ›