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Round up of Alaska wildland fires

Cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, and patchy cloud cover has moderated fire behavior on the Mooseheart (#204) and Zitziana River (#133) fires burning west of Fairbanks. The 144 personnel assigned to the two fires have completed a pump and hose lay for an indirect fireline, continue with their mop up of firelines around the cabins […]

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Alaska firefighters wrapping up work on several wildland fires

Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service firefighters continue work on six staffed wildfires across Alaska. Cooler, wetter weather has moderated fire activity around the state allowing work to be completed on several of the fires. Here is a round up of the staffed fires currently in Alaska: Mooseheart Fire (#204) and Zitziana […]

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State forestry still working to confine coal seam wildfire near Healy

The Alaska Division of Forestry is continuing work to confine a wildfire ignited by a coal seam fire near Healy on Tuesday. The Louise Creek Coal Seam 2018 Fire was estimated at 763 acres as of Thursday afternoon, a decrease of more than 1,000 acres from previous estimates. The decreased acreage is a result of […]

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Smokejumpers, air tankers en route to wildfire near border station on Top of the World Highway

The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to a wildfire that could potentially threaten a remote border crossing station on the Top of the World Highway between Tok and Dawson City, Yukon. The fire, named the Top of the World Fire, was called in at 5:20 p.m. by officials at the Poker Creek-Little Gold Creek […]

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Multiple aircraft help smokejumpers confine wildfire near Harding Lake to 3 acres

An aggressive aerial assault helped firefighters on the ground corral a small wildfire about 40 miles southeast of Fairbanks and 6 miles northeast of Harding Lake on Wednesday evening. An Alaska Division of Forestry engine crew patrolling near Harding Lake reported the Mosquito Creek Fire (#262) at 6 p.m. after spotting smoke in the area. […]

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Small, remote wildfires keep AFS smokejumpers hopping

The BLM Alaska Fire Service deployed smokejumpers to two small wildfires on Wednesday and one on Tuesday to protect structures and evaluate fire activity. Eight smokejumpers were dropped on a small fire on the Tanana Flats about 20 miles south of Fairbanks on Wednesday to protect a military shelter cabin in the area. The Hadley […]

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State forestry working to contain wildfire ignited by coal seam near Healy

The Alaska Division of Forestry is working to contain a nearly 2,000-acre wildfire that was ignited by a coal seam fire near Healy on Tuesday. The Louise Creek Coal Seam 2018 Fire is burning east of the Nenana River about 5 miles northeast of the community of Healy. The fire was mapped at approximately 1,900 […]

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Winds ignite coal seam wildfire east of Healy

The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to a wildfire east of Healy that was ignited by a coal seam. The Louise Creek 2018 Fire is estimated at 600 – 1,000 acres as of 9:30 p.m. The fire was fanned to life by windy conditions in the area and is located east of the Nenana […]

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Firefighters wrap up work on Molybdenum Mountain Fire

Alaska Division of Forestry wildland firefighters have completed work on a 650-acre wildfire in southwest Alaska. The last of the firefighters working on the Molybdenum Mountain Fire were flown off the fire on Tuesday afternoon after declaring the fire 100 percent contained. The fire, located about 135 miles southwest of McGrath, was started by lightning […]

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Fire that escaped village dump in southwest Alaska is contained at 28 acres

Wildland firefighters on Friday completed work on a 28-acre fire that escaped from the dump in the village of Kongnignanohk in southwest Alaska. Division of Forestry personnel in McGrath were alerted to the fire by modis imagery on Wednesday and contacted the Knognignanohk Traditional Council to check on it. Forestry personnel were told that the […]

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