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.
2022 Alaska Fire Season
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.
Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4 returned command of the Bean Complex to the BLM Alaska Fire Service Tanana Fire Management Zone at 9 a.m. Wednesday. This will be the final daily Bean Complex update unless fire activity increases significantly…. Read More ›
Update for the Clear Fire – August 2, 2022 Size: 72,191 | Completion: 77% | Personnel: 112 | Cause: Natural, lightning Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection (DOF) Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC) completed their work on Monday… Read More ›
All seven fires on the Bean Complex are now unstaffed and will be monitored by air. Equipment and supplies are being hauled from Manley Hot Springs to the BLM Alaska Fire Service Cache in Fairbanks. Cleaning of facilities in Manley… Read More ›
All the structure protection and fireline equipment have been hauled out from the fires and staged at Manley Hot Springs for ground transport. The last firefighters are also back to Manley Hot Springs and all the fires are now unstaffed… Read More ›
The Update for the Clear Fire – July 31, 2022 Size: 72,191 | Completion: 77% | Personnel: 117 | Cause: Natural, lightning An additional crew of Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters is reporting Sunday to the Clear… Read More ›
Over the past two days, Operations personnel have been able to make significant progress on dismantling structure protection and fireline equipment and hauling it to Manley Hot Springs by helicopter and motorboat. The equipment is then packaged for ground transport… Read More ›
All around Alaska, boats were used to transport fire personnel and gear on wildfires this summer. This was especially true when thick smoke reduces visibility and grounds firefighting aircraft, sometimes for days as it did a month ago. The Middle… Read More ›
The Update for the Clear Fire – July 30, 2022 Size: 72,191 | Completion: 77% | Personnel: 93 | Cause: Natural, lightning As of Friday, two crews of firefighters are spiking out in the southern area of the fire. Spiking… Read More ›