Tag Archives: Alaska

Hunters heading into the woods should be careful with fire

It’s hunting season and the Alaska Division of Forestry is reminding hunters heading out into the woods to use caution with any activity that could spark a wildfire. While rain has soaked many parts of Alaska in the past week to lower the wildfire danger, other parts of the state remain warm and dry with […]

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Sprinkler and hose line around a remote cabin in the Upper Yukon Zone.

Upper Yukon Zone: Allotment protection and initial attack continue

“Alaska is a big state, there are 20 minute fuels here,” Jake Livingston, Upper Yukon Zone acting Fire Management Officer said. Precipitation is forecasted for the Interior of the state, but there are areas that are very dry and may not receive substantial rain. Black spruce and hardwood trees continue to be extremely flammable and […]

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Chalkyitsik Complex: securing the half million-acre fire complex above the Arctic Circle

Tractor Trail 2 – #348, Frozen Calf Fire – #367, Bearnose Hill Fire – #407, Tettjajik Creek #424, Small Timber Lake Fire – #687 Firefighters continue Thursday mopping up the Chalkyitsik Complex, a 500,686 acre fire complex above the Arctic Circle. 416 firefighters and fire managers are assigned to the fire under Incident Commander Norm […]

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Trees torching on the Hadweenzic Fire.

Upper Yukon Zone: Initial attack response success

In the past few days initial response to new fires in the BLM Alaska Fire Service Upper Yukon Zone has successfully kept fires under 200 acres.  The Upper Yukon Zone, which covers the Northern Interior part of the state, has 60 active fires. In recent days trace amounts of rain have made it on to […]

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Upper Yukon Zone: Higher humidity keep fire activity minimal

The Upper Yukon Zone has 58 active fires, with a total for the year of 74, that have burned over a million acres. The dryness of the duff layer, a blanket on the forest floor of spruce needles and tundra, have created a challenge to extinguish fires in the zone. Fires are burning eight inches […]

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Tanana Zone crews continue momentum to secure fire perimeters

Crews working across the Tanana Zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines with the added help of recent precipitation. Little Creek Fire (#616) – 125 acres, 78 personnel, started on July 18 The Little Creek Fire has received a small amount of precipitation. Heavy saw work has been ongoing for firefighters working on […]

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Tanana Zone crews hold, improve fire lines

Crews working across the Tanana Zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground. Light precipitation with the potential of thunderstorms are anticipated.  Boney Creek Fire (#619) – 67 acres, 107 personnel, started on July 18 A flight over […]

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Tanana Zone fire map.

Fire growth and activity continues throughout the Tanana Zone

Fire growth and activity has increased within the Tanana Zone. Crews working across the zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground.  Boney Creek Fire (#619) – 45 acres, 28 personnel, started on July 18 Crews have put […]

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Smoke over forest fire.

Aerial firing started in the Cornucopia Complex

The National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Operations Section Chief Russ Long says aerial firing was started and then postponed earlier today on the west side of the Hadweenzic River Fire (#337), but began again about 5:00 pm as weather conditions cooperated. The burnout is intended to remove fuel between the main fire and a bible […]

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Tanana Zone fires see little growth; crews make progress on lines

Crews working across the Tanana Zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground.  Boney Creek Fire (#619) – 45 acres, 36 personnel, started on July 18 Crews have  put in saw line and hose lays around the entire […]

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