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Nugget Creek Fire Update for 6-30-19

The Nugget Creek Fire (#323) yesterday burned three miles along a ridge paralleling the Chena River near Mile 37.7.  The Fairbanks area Alaska Division of Forestry dispatched two engines and four firefighters to monitor the fire.  They remained on scene overnight. The fire was active in areas of black spruce, where single tree torching was […]

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Rainbow 2 Fire shows no growth

The Rainbow 2 Fire (#409) near Delta Junction is holding at 150 acres.  The lightning-caused fire started yesterday and is located about 15 miles west of Delta Junction and 2 miles east of Delta Creek.  It is approximately 8 miles north of the Oregon Lakes Fire that burned 34,500 acres earlier this season.  The fire […]

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Smoke Forecast for 6-30-19

CENTRAL/EASTERN INTERIOR: Light winds from the west and south will continue to transport smoke to the east-northeast. The eastern interior will remain warm and dry so fires there should continue to be active.  SOUTHCENTRAL: A shift in weather on Sunday will cause southerly winds which will transport heavy smoke into the Anchorage bowl and southern […]

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Air Quality Advisories in effect for Southcentral, Central, Eastern, and Western Interior Alaska

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued air quality advisories for Southcentral Alaska and for the Central, Eastern, and Western Interior due to smoke from burning wildfires around the state. Air Quality will vary from GOOD to UNHEALTHY depending on wind flow and proximity to the fires. Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of […]

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Progress Made on Central Interior Fires

Hard work for firefighters in the Tanana Zone in Interior Alaska are paying off. The Zone only picked up one new fire on Thursday, a small, lightning-caused fire on the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge, south of the Yukon River between Tanana and Ruby. Currently there are a total of 17 fires actively burning in the […]

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