Tag Archives: Alaska Fire Service Galena Zone
The Khotol Fire burning 14 miles east of Kaltag roared back to life on Tuesday, putting up smoke and prompting fire officials to send 16 smokejumpers to provide protection for a nearby cabin and two Native allotments. Photo Courtesy Doug Downes//BLM Alaska Fire Service

Smokejumpers work on old fire after it roars back to life

Activity on a 1-1/2 month old fire burning 48 miles southeast of Galena picked up recently, prompting BLM Alaska Fire Service officials to send 16 smokejumpers Wednesday to protect a cabin and Native allotments from the Khotol Fire (#183). A load of eight smokejumpers parachuted near a cabin that was about 1.5 mile from the […]

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The Romanoff Fire (#234) is burning in fire within the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge on the south side of Port Romanof on the Norton Sound coast. Photo by Ryan McPherson//BLM Alaska Fire Service

Smokejumpers, water scoopers working fire on Norton Sound coast

A load of eight BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers and three aircraft including two water-scooping Fire Boss airplanes responded Friday night to a wildfire on the south side of Point Romanof about 29 miles south of Stebbins. While looking into a report of a possible fire just four miles west of last week’s Kogok 3 […]

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Alaska Fire Service EFF Spring Training Kicks Off This Weekend

April 8, 2016 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Emergency Firefighters return each year fresh from their time off to prepare for the new fire season. Before they can step into the vast Alaska landscape to engage wildland fires, they must first take a pack test and refresh their firefighting knowledge. The first batch of pack testing and […]

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Nine new lightning-caused fires in Galena

July 8, 2014 10:53 a.m. The Alaska Fire Service Galena Zone saw a big increase in fire activity as a result of 3,890 lightning strikes on July 7. the Galena Zone is located on the western part of the state. The fires are: Kawichiark River, the 2 acre fire was approximately 10 acres in size, 50 percent active […]

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