Now that the Alaska wildland fire season is showing significant signs of winding down due to the cooler, weather, the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center deactivated the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Joint Information Center Monday.
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Early July of 2022, a lightning event swept across the state of Alaska, leaving a swath of more than 100 new fire starts in its path and several more in the following days. By July 20, a total 530 wildfires… Read More ›
26- year old is the youngest and first-ever female Fire Boss pilot
Aerial firefighting is a dangerous job and few make the cut in this fast- paced adrenaline-fueled world. Water-scooping Single Engine Airtanker (SEAT) pilot Mikaela Young, a born and raised Alaskan, fits right in, with her desire to do anything that,… Read More ›
Alaska moves to Preparedness Level 5 at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 30
The Alaska Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group is elevating the state from Preparedness Level 4 to Preparedness Level 5 effective at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 30. Preparedness Level 5 (PL5) is assigned when large fires that require incident management teams are… Read More ›
Alaska moves to Preparedness Level 4 at noon today
Based on current and expected fire activity, the Alaska Multi-Agency Coordination Group has decided to elevate the state from Preparedness Level 3 to Preparedness Level 4. The change will take effect today, June 22, at noon. At present there are… Read More ›
Alaska crews head south to help fight Lower 48 wildfires
Three Alaska wildland firefighting crews headed to the Lower 48 on Friday to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in the western United States. The three crews – the BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun and Chena interagency hotshot crews and… Read More ›
Alaska’s fire season shaping up to be a low year
Alaska is now past its historical peak of the wildland fire season and current and forecasted conditions are pointing to a below-normal fire season for the state, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center’s Predictive Services desk.
State forestry wildland fire dispatcher Liz Wallace wins national award
Alaska Division of Forestry Wildland Fire Dispatcher Liz Wallace won the 2019 National Excellence in Dispatching Award from the National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) in Boise, Idaho, it was announced Thursday. Wallace, a dispatcher for the Fairbanks Area station, had… Read More ›
Alaska State Fire Marshal lifts suspension on sale and use of fireworks
The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office has lifted the suspension on the use and sale of fireworks in Alaska, effective on Monday, July 29. This decision was based on the current low to moderate wildfire danger as a result of… Read More ›
AICC website back online
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) website is back online. You can once again access the Situation Report, fire map, smoke outlook and other fire information at https://fire.ak.blm.gov/aicc.php.