Tag Archives: Alaska Division of Forestry

Remain vigilant to prevent wildfires this Fourth of July weekend

Despite above-average rainfall in June that tempered wildfire activity across much of Alaska the last two weeks, state wildland fire managers are urging the public to use caution with any activity that could spark a wildfire over Independence Day weekend. A high-pressure ridge is expected to build over the state beginning today and persist through […]

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Like Interior rivers, state forestry firefighters rise to the occasion to help fill sandbags for City of Nenana

While heavy rain last week brought a temporary halt to the wildfire season throughout much of the Interior, it caused rivers to rise dramatically and prompted flood warnings from the National Weather Service in many areas, including Nenana, where the Tanana River was predicted to reach flood stage on Thursday or Friday. So when Nenana […]

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Firefighters respond to second Swan Lake Fire holdover near Sterling Highway

Firefighters on the Kenai Peninsula are mopping up a second holdover fire from last summer’s Swan Lake Fire that was reported Thursday afternoon by multiple motorists on the Sterling Highway. The Swan Lake Overwinter #2 Fire is estimated at 7.2 acres and is not expected to grow in size. The fire was reported at 3:30 […]

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State forestry seeks public’s help naming new fire prevention moose

Every Alaskan has a stake in smart wildland fire prevention and management, so the Division of Forestry is holding a contest to give every Alaskan the chance to name its new “Take Time To LEARN Before You Burn” moose. What is the “Take Time To Learn Before You Burn” program and who is the moose? […]

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Any Creek Fire north of Fairbanks 100% contained but much work remains

Continued cool, wet weather has allowed firefighters to fully contain the 44-acre Any Creek Fire (#236) located about 10 miles north of Fairbanks near Old Murphy Dome Road. After a third straight day of rain and cool temperatures, fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry declared the fire 100% contained as of Sunday night, […]

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Rain and toil put containment on Any Creek Fire north of Fairbanks at 70%

After a day of soaking rain and gritty work by firefighters, the 44-acre Any Creek Fire (#236) north of Fairbanks near Old Murphy Dome Road is now 70% contained. With more wet weather in the forecast, fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry are confident the fire located about 7 miles west of the […]

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Rain, hard work help boost containment to 35% on Any Creek Fire north of Fairbanks

With assistance from Mother Nature and a lot of hard work by firefighters, containment on the Any Creek Fire (#236) was bumped up to 35% as of Friday morning and that number should continue to climb in the next few days. The fire area about 10 miles north of Fairbanks and 7 miles west of […]

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Firefighters contain 8.5-acre wildfire started by lodge fire on Aniak River

Alaska Division of Forestry firefighters have contained an 8.5-acre wildfire started by a structure fire that burned down the Aniak River Lodge and several guest cabins on Tuesday. Eight BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers who initially responded to the fire Tuesday night were replaced by the Gannett Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack Crew early Wednesday […]

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Firefighters mopping up 5-acre wildfire started by fire that burned down Aniak River Lodge

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry’s McGrath station and BLM Alaska Fire Service responded to a structure fire that burned down a lodge and multiple cabins on the Aniak River Tuesday night and then spread into the surrounding wildlands. The owner of the Aniak River Lodge reported the fire at 6 p.m. using an […]

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Winds stir up Any Creek Fire but containment lines hold; firefighters making headway

Firefighters continue to make good progress containing the Any Creek Fire (#236) located about 10 miles north of Fairbanks near Old Murphy Dome Road. The fire, located about 7 miles west of Elliott Highway and ¾ of a mile north of Old Murphy Dome Road, showed no significant movement on Monday. Winds associated with several thunder […]

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