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Report: Human-caused climate change increases likelihood of severe fire seasons in Alaska

A report released Thursday 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 (34-60%) due to human-caused climate change. The 2015 Alaska fire season burned the second largest number of acres in Alaska […]

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Aggie Creek Fire update, July 20

SOUTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #5 Rich Nieto-Incident Commander AGGIE CREEK FIRE UPDATE Monday July 20, 2015 AM FINAL UPDATE Acres: 31,705 Start Date: June 22, 2015 Cause: Lightning Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK Containment: 55% Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass/rugged terrain Total personnel: 316 Yesterday: For the sixth consecutive day, the fire received precipitation. Where […]

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Aggie Creek Fire update, July 19

SOUTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #5 Rich Nieto-Incident Commander AGGIE CREEK FIRE UPDATE Sunday July 19, 2015 AM Acres: 31,705 Start Date: June 22, 2015 Cause: Lightning Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK Containment: 55% Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass/rugged terrain Total personnel: 328 Yesterday: Due to poor weather conditions over the fire, crews were unable to […]

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Aggie Creek Fire update, July 13

SOUTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #5 Rich Nieto-Incident Commander AGGIE CREEK FIRE UPDATE Monday July 13, 2015 Acres: 31,755 Start Date: June 22, 2015 Cause: Lightning Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK Containment: 37% Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass/rugged terrain Total personnel: 495 Yesterday: Approximately 3,200 acres of new fire growth occurred primarily to the west despite some […]

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Aggie Creek Fire update, July 11

SOUTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #5 Rich Nieto-Incident Commander Acres: 26,487 Start Date: June 22, 2015 Cause: Lightning Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK Containment: 27% Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass/rugged terrain Total personnel: 437 Yesterday: Crews successfully completed a 1 ½ mile burnout operation along the Alyeska Trans-Alaska Pipeline including the ‘Snow Pad’. Additionally, all planned […]

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Aggie Creek Fire update, July 9

AGGIE CREEK FIRE UPDATE Thursday, July 9, 2015 Fire Information: (907) 451-1206 SOUTHWEST INCIENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #5 Rich Nieto-Incident Commander Acres: 26,141 Start Date: June 22, 2015 Cause: Lightning Location: 30 mi. NW of Fairbanks along Elliot Highway Containment: 25% Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass and duff Total personnel: 401 Starting tomorrow and pending favorable weather conditions, […]

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