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September 1 McKinley Fire Willow Community Meeting

September 1st McKinley Fire Willow Community Meeting

Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team will host a community meeting at Willow Elementary School on Sunday, September 1st, starting at 3:00PM. Following an update on the McKinley Fire, Incident Commander Norm McDonald will introduce Rocky Mountain Interagency Management Team as they prepare to take over management of the fire. Please join us for this important […]

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This picture depicts firefighters walking down the stairs from a passenger jet onto the airport tarmac.

100th crew from Lower 48 arrives in Fairbanks

As blue-shirted ranks of firefighters stepped off a chartered jet and onto the tarmac of Fort Wainwright’s Ladd Army Airfield on Saturday evening, a 2019 milestone was reached for Alaska. Arrival of the five interagency handcrews from midwestern states marked the 100th crew coming to Alaska from the Lower 48 to fight fire this year. […]

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Columns of smoke rise Thursday evening, July 18, 2019, from where a helicopter has dropped plastic spheres that ignite to catch a broad area black spruce on fire. The tactical firing operation is removing the fuels ahead of the Frozen Calf Fire (#367) to the northeast of Chalkyitsik. Sam Harrel/Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team

Upper Yukon Zone: High potential for fire growth today

Fire continues to exhibit extreme behavior in parts of the Upper Yukon Zone, which continues to be one of the warmest areas in the state, with relative humidity between 20-30 percent. Continued warm temperatures have dried fuels considerably. Indices that measure fuels and how receptive they are to fire remain in the high to very […]

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Better mapping puts Ninetyeight Creek Fire at 52 acres

The Ninetyeight Creek Fire (#391) burning near Salcha is now estimated at 52 acres due to better mapping. Firefighters were finally able to walk the perimeter of the fire with a handheld GPS unit today, resulting in a decrease in size from the previous estimate of 116 acres. Despite continued warm temperatures and dry conditions, crews were […]

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Alaska Joint Information Center now open.

5:15 p.m. – As a result of increased fire activity across the state, the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center has activated a Joint Information Center in Fairbanks for the purpose of sharing fire information with the public. The Joint Information Center is an interagency cooperative effort by state and federal  fire management agencies. The Center may be contacted […]

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Fireworks ban due to extreme fire danger in Fairbanks North Star Burough

3:57 p.m. – Due to extreme fire danger and the need to protect life and property, Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins has issued a prohibition of all use or explosion of fireworks in the Fairbanks North Star Borough within areas outside the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole. This ban is in effect […]

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