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McKinley Fire update: Fire still burning on both sides of Parks Highway; evacuations still in effect

The McKinley Fire (#738) is currently estimated at approximately 3,000 acres and the Alaska Division of Forestry is still working to contain active fire on both sides of the Parks Highway between miles 86 to 91. The Parks Highway is currently open to one-lane traffic with pilot cars leading vehicles through the fire area from […]

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Current fire and fireworks restrictions to help you have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July

Campfire restrictions Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai Peninsula State Parks, and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Open campfires are restricted to designated campgrounds or cabins within enclosed metal fire grates or designated fire rings provided. Use of cooking stoves and gas grills […]

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Forestry, local fire departments corral 25-acre grass fire near Delta Junction

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry, Fort Greely and Rural Deltana Volunteer Fire Department acted quickly to corral a 25-acre grass fire in Delta Junction on Thursday afternoon that closed Nistler Road for a short time due to heavy smoke. Smoke from a nearby grass fire crosses Nistler Road early Thursday afternoon near Delta […]

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Moose Creek Fire north of Palmer is 100 percent contained

Friday, Oct. 21 – 4 p.m. – The Moose Creek Fire north of Palmer along the Glenn Highway is now 100 percent contained, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Alaska Division of Forestry firefighters toured the fire perimeter on Friday morning and declared the 303-acre fire fully contained, according to Incident Commander Phil Blydenburgh. […]

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State Forestry attacking 25-acre wildfire less than a mile from Tok Cutoff

July 13, 5:30 p.m. – The Alaska Division of Forestry is contending with two wildland fires in the Copper River Basin area, one of which is less than a mile from the Tok Cutoff Highway. The Cutoff Fire is estimated at 25 acres and growing. It was reported at approximately 2:40 p.m. and is burning […]

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7:45 p.m. – An explosive wildland fire on the Kenai Peninsula forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes and burned at least six structures on Monday. The 640-acre Card Street Fire was reported as a 1-acre fire by Alaska State Troopers at 1:52 p.m. near the community of Sterling. The fire was burning in grass […]

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Wildland fire near Willow closes Parks Highway

A fast-moving wildland fire north of Willow has shut down the Parks Highway at 77 Mile and several residents have voluntarily evacuated their homes due to the fire. The Sockeye Fire has jumped the Parks Highway and is burning on both sides of the road. The Alaska Division of Forestry is using air retardant tankers, […]

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