Tag Archives: Anchorage Fire Department

Smaller team managing Zitziana River and Mooseheart fires; three new fire starts

A small contingent of firefighters remain on the Zitziana River (#133) and Mooseheart (#204) fires Friday morning as command transfers to a Type 4 management organization. Due to forecasted weather and moderating fire activity, fire managers have been reducing the number of firefighters providing point protection for cabins and allotments in the areas around the […]

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Anchorage Fire Department and Alaska Division of Forestry join forces to build fire break in Eagle River

The Anchorage Fire Department (AFD) is teaming up with the Alaska Division of Forestry (DOF) to help the residents of an at-risk subdivision prepare for a wildfire by constructing a shaded fuel break. The Eagle River subdivision is located on Denaina Drive and Kulchay Circle. A wildfire in this area could quickly spread in the […]

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Dry conditions in Southcentral Alaska spark wildfires

A spate of wildfire activity in Southcentral Alaska on Thursday is proof that wildland fire season has arrived in Alaska, even though much of the northern half of the state remains covered in snow. The Alaska Division of Forestry’s Mat-Su Area office in Palmer responded to six small wildfires on Thursday – five in the […]

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State Forestry continues battling fire along traffic-snarled Seward Highway

July 19, 7:30 p.m. – The Alaska Division of Forestry continues to battle a wildfire burning just south of Anchorage that is visible from the Seward Highway and snarling traffic on one of Alaska’s most scenic byways. The McHugh Fire is estimated at 500-600 acres and is burning along a ridge top and in drainages […]

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McHugh Fire along Seward Highway grows to 500-600 acres; traffic delayed on Seward Highway

July 19, 12:45 p.m. -The Alaska Division of Forestry is now estimating the McHugh Creek Fire burning south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway at 500-600 acres. The Seward Highway remains reduced to one-lane traffic with a pilot car from mileposts 108-113 and motorists should expect long delays – up to an hour – if […]

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McHugh Fire pushes up against Seward Highway; traffic down to one lane

Anchorage – July 19, 8:45 a.m. – Fire activity on the McHugh Fire burning south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway south of Anchorage picked up significantly late Monday night and made a push toward the Seward Highway early Tuesday morning. The fire bumped up against the highway between miles 108 and 113 at approximately […]

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Firefighters begin mop-up operations on Eagle River fire

May 28, 10 a.m. – Here’s an Alaska Division of Forestry update on the Hiland Fire near Eagle River: The fire is still estimated at 25 acres and is 100 percent contained. Crews worked well into the night to ensure the fire did not grow and were back on the line at 8 a.m. today […]

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Firefighters gaining control of wildfire near Eagle River

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and Anchorage Fire Department are aggressively attacking a small wildfire near Eagle River and are confident they will bring it under control this evening. The Hiland Fire is located on the south side of Eagle River drainage, just south of Briggs Bridge and about 1 mile from the […]

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DOF and AFD firefighters contain small wildfire in Anchorage

The Alaska Division of Forestry and Anchorage Fire Department responded to a small, human-caused wildfire in Bicentennial Park in Anchorage at approximately 5 p.m. A helicopter from the Division of Forestry dropped several buckets of water on the fire while DOF and AFD firefighters worked on the ground to contain the blaze. DOF’s Pioneer Peak […]

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High fire danger in Southcentral prompts warnings from Anchorage Fire Department, state forestry

May 29, 2:20 p.m. — Due to the return of hot and dry conditions, Anchorage Fire Department (AFD) officials have issued a warning to the public to be especially careful with fire. AFD Officials warn that the use of outdoor fires (burn pits and campfires) outside of developed campgrounds has been prohibited until further notice. […]

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