Tag Archives: AFS Upper Yukon Zone

High Fire Danger and Advisory Remain in Effect for Upper Yukon

The Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory for the Upper Yukon and south central Alaska remains in effect. Spruce stands are extremely flammable, will ignite easily, spread rapidly at 1 mile per hour or faster, torch and spot prolifically up to a quarter mile or more, and exhibit intense crown fire behavior. Temperatures above 80 degrees […]

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Increased fire activity continues with near Red Flag conditions in Central and Eastern Interior

The forecast for near Red Flag conditions continues for most of the central and eastern Interior during the afternoon and evening hours through Saturday. Smoky conditions over much of the same area are expected to persist. There is very limited to no thunderstorm activity predicted through Friday; however, there is a slight chance for isolated […]

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Map of fires burning around Fort Yukon and Chalkyitsik on June 23, 2019.

BLM AFS responded to new lightning-caused fires in Yukon Flats

After several days of hot, dry weather in the Yukon Flats area, lightning triggered new fires including five that are burning within 18 miles east of Chalyitsik. Of the 24 new fires in Alaska Saturday, 15 were located in the BLM Alaska Fire Service Upper Yukon Zone that runs from between the international border and […]

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Map showing the Applevunk Fire, Tiechovunk Lake Fire and Kevinjik Fire in relation to Chalkyitsik on July 5, 2018.

Firefighters make progress on Yukon Flats fires, demobilize from Zitziana River Fire

Despite extreme winds gusting up to 40 mph on Wednesday, firefighters are making progress towards containing two lightning-caused fires burning in the Yukon Flats. For the third day in a row, firefighters battled hot and windy conditions while trying to suppress the 2,709-acre Tiechovun Lake Fire (#304) and the 140-acre Applevun Fire (#305). Neither fire […]

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The map shows the active fires burning in the northeastern and central parts of Alaska.

Northeastern Alaska continues to be the hot spot for wildfires

The northeastern and central parts of the state continue to be the hot spot for fires – both literately and figuratively. As of Thursday afternoon, there were six of the 84 active fires staffed. All of these fires fall within the BLM Alaska Fire Service’s Tanana and Upper Yukon fire management zones that are divided […]

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BLM AFS smokejumpers working on two Interior fires

BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers are working on a pair of fires that are burning in Interior Alaska including a fire that originated in Canada. Smokejumpers are providing point protection for a Native allotment from the Campbell River Fire (#268) that entered into the U.S. yesterday. The fire started in Canada, but fire management officials […]

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BLM AFS firefighters mopping up two Interior Alaska fires

BLM Alaska Fire Service firefighters are mopping up two wildfires burning near the Canadian border. The Tchulkade Lake Fire (#254) was one of only two new starts in Alaska Wednesday. It is burning 22 miles southeast of Chalkyitsik and 65 miles west of the border. It was discovered at about 3:20 p.m. during a wildfire […]

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Map of Fire Management Zones. BLM Alaska Fire Service zones are in yellow.

BLM AFS sees 21 new fires Thursday

July 15, 2016 – For the second day in a row, there were more than 40 new fires in Alaska, most of them burning in a limited protection area in remote parts of the state. BLM Alaska Fire Service will launch detection flights throughout much of the zones that make up the upper half of […]

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Alaska Fire Service EFF Spring Training Kicks Off This Weekend

April 8, 2016 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Emergency Firefighters return each year fresh from their time off to prepare for the new fire season. Before they can step into the vast Alaska landscape to engage wildland fires, they must first take a pack test and refresh their firefighting knowledge. The first batch of pack testing and […]

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