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Wildfire near Tok continues to grow; now estimated at 12,000 acres

Fueled by continued hot, dry and windy conditions, a wildfire burning near Tok more than doubled in size on Wednesday. The Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) is now estimated at 12,000 acres, an increase of more than 7,000 acres since late Tuesday night. The fire, which started on Monday, is burning about 38 miles southeast of […]

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Wildfire near Tok grows to 4,700 acres as managers reassess strategy

A wildfire southeast of Tok grew by about 4,000 acres on Tuesday, prompting fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry to change tactics from full suppression to point protection. The Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357), which started on Monday, is now estimated at approximately 4,700 acres. It is burning about 38 miles southeast of Tok […]

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Wildfire southeast of Tok drawing swift response from state forestry

The Alaska Division of Forestry is currently responding to a wildfire southeast of Tok. The Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) was reported as a 20-acre fire at approximately 12:45 p.m. Monday. The fire is approximately 38 miles southeast of Tok and 16 miles southwest of the village of Northway. The smoke column is clearly visible from […]

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Smokejumpers and state forestry firefighters contain wildfire south of Tok

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service worked together late Thursday night to contain a 35-acre wildfire along the Alaska Highway about 60 miles south of Tok. Smoke from the lightning-caused Gardiner Creek Fire was reported by passing motorists near Milepost 1248 on the Alaska Highway at 5:45 p.m. The […]

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Mop up nearly complete on North Robertson Fire along Alaska Highway near Tok

Firefighters on Saturday reached 95 percent containment of the North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Fire managers downsized the number of personnel assigned to the fire by demobilizing three Type 2 crews Saturday. Many overhead positions will be reduced on […]

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North Robertson Fire near Tok now 85 percent contained

Firefighters made a big push Friday in their work toward containment of the North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. Containment is now at 85 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. As hot and dry conditions persisted over the 832-acre fire, crews pulled hose lays deeper […]

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Containment increases to 65 percent on North Robertson Fire along Alaska Highway near Tok

The North Robertson Fire passed the test of a hot, dry, and breezy day on Thursday afternoon. Crews were spread out along the fireline keeping an eye out for flare-ups that could challenge the containment lines of the wildfire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. Containment is now at 65 […]

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Containment increases to 60 percent on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters continue making good progress improving the perimeter of the North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway near Tok. Their work Wednesday increased containment of the 832-acre fire to 60 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire, burning about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles […]

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Containment at 50 percent on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters used Tuesday’s sunny, warmer weather to their advantage as they reached 50 percent containment of the 832-acre North Robertson Fire burning near Tok, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire, burning along the Alaska Highway about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles west of the Alaska […]

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Firefighters continue mop up on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters are shifting into mop-up mode on the North Robertson Fire. The fire, burning along the Alaska Highway about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1350. Containment was reported Tuesday morning to be 40 percent by the Alaska Division of Forestry. The […]

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