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More people tasked to help with Alatna Complex

July 5, 2016 (ALLAKAKET, Alaska) – Fire officials have determined that additional crews are needed to accomplish the objectives set forth by the agencies involved. On Monday, the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Gannett Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) crew was inserted onto the Chebanika Creek Fire (#364) to begin assessing work to be done […]

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Increased air traffic near Bettles and Allakaket

June 29 – The BLM Alaska Fire Service warns aviators of the uptick of air traffic near Allakaket and Bettles as firefighting aircraft are flying in support of fires burning in the Koyukuk River Basin. Pilots should check the Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) for information about aircraft operations and if possible, avoid flying over areas […]

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BLM AFS increases resources on fires near Alatna

June 28, 2016 – The village of Allakaket will see more activity as BLM Alaska Fire Service steps up its efforts on fires burning in the area. The number of personnel, helicopters and airplanes will increase as BLM AFS installs a Type 3 incident management organization that will coordinate efforts on a cluster of five fires that […]

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Alaska crews spread out across four states in Pacific Northwest

What’s the difference between fighting fire in the Lower 48 and Alaska? Well, there are several differences but one of the biggest is steep terrain, evidenced by these pictures taken by Steve Theisen that show the Allakaket Type 2 Crew working on the Clearwater Complex near Kamiah, Idaho. The Clearwater Complex in northwest Idaho consists […]

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