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Debris pile disposal prescribed burn on military lands near Delta Junction on March 11-31, 2017 with map of area and file photo of burn pile.

BLM Alaska Fire Service, U.S. Army Alaska to Burn Debris Piles on Military Lands near Delta Junction

March 7, 2017 FAIRBANKS – The U. S. Army Alaska, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service, will burn piles of woody debris created in 2013 in the Donnelly Training Area (DTA) on the west side of the Delta River approximately five miles southwest of Delta Junction. Burning operations may start […]

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Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service specialist Matt Kilgriff shoots a stream of flaming gel from the Terra Torch to burn piles of brush and trees as part of a prescribed burn project in U.S. Army Alaska’s Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely Nov. 4, 2016. The piles were created by U.S. Army Alaska hand crews working to remove dead and decaying vegetation and black spruce in an effort to reduce the chances of a wildfire on military lands.

Army, BLM Alaska Fire Service fight fire danger with fire

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska – A report released Dec. 15 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that the likelihood of a severe fire season in Alaska, similar to 2015 when more than 5.1 million acres burned, has risen significantly – 34 to 60 percent – due to human-caused climate change. According to the Alaska […]

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Graphic of burn piles on military lands.

BLM Alaska Fire Service, U.S. Army To Burn Debris Piles Near Delta Junction

Oct. 28, 2016 – Starting as early as Nov. 3, the BLM Alaska Fire Service and U.S. Army Alaska will be burning piles of woody debris created this summer during hazardous fuels reduction projects in the Donnelly Training Area (DTA) and Gerstle River Training Area (GRTA) south of Delta Junction. Burning operations may start as […]

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Spring Prescribed Fire Projects On Military Training Lands Successful

June 17, 2016 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) in cooperation with local, state, federal and military partners implemented several successful prescribed fire projects this spring to reduce the risk of wildland fires on military training areas. There were 16 military ranges in the Yukon Training Area and […]

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Prescribed Burn in Yukon Training Area

May 27, 2016 Starting as early as Saturday and as weather and conditions allow, the BLM Alaska Fire Service .and U.S. Army Alaska will implement a prescribed fire in the Yukon Training Area, located approximately 35 miles east of Fairbanks. The prescribed fire reduces the potential for a wildfire and eliminates dried grass build up. Removing […]

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Motorists May See Smoke From Prescribed Fires Scheduled Near Fairbanks

  Motorists on the Richardson Highway between Fairbanks and North Pole may see smoke from multiple prescribed burns on Fort Wainwright starting as early as tomorrow.  As weather conditions permit, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service will assist the US Army Alaska in conducting multiple prescribed burns immediately southeast of Fairbanks and six miles west […]

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Prescribed Burn Near Delta Junction

As weather conditions allow, the U.S. Army Alaska, with the assistance of the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service, will conduct multiple prescribed burns on military land approximately five miles south of Delta Junction starting this weekend. Ignition on the Jarvis Creek Project Area section could begin as early as Saturday and may continue through to June 5 as weather […]

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NPS seeks public input for proposed wildland fire management plans in 4 Alaska parks

The National Park Service is soliciting public input on the proposed development of fire management plans for 28 park units nationwide including four in Alaska — Glacier Bay, Klondike Gold Rush, Kenai Fjords and Aniakchak. The NPS has prepared a scoping document that explains the purpose and need for developing a wildland fire management plan […]

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ADF&G and State Forestry plan prescribed burn for moose habitat

Working collaboratively with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry, ADF&G plans to conduct a prescribed fire this May in the Little Granite Creek area near Sutton at mile 64 of the Glenn Highway. Burning mature aspen trees in 314 acres of the Matanuska Valley State Moose Range will encourage regeneration, providing moose […]

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Red Flag Warning issued for Matanuska Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for strong wind for the Matanuska Valley effective from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. Winds are expected to be 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Winds will increase early Wednesday afternoon and as temperatures climb the relative humidities will […]

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