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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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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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Burn area in the Boney Creek Fire.

Steady progress continues for firefighters assigned to the Tanana Zone

There are currently 32 active fires in the Tanana Zone. A Distributed Real-Time Infrared (DRTI) flight confirmed a new spot fire based on previous smoke reports. The Warm Springs Fire is located south of the Boney Creek Fire and currently is not threatening any structures and is more than 20 miles from the closest allotment.  […]

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Sunset over forest and burning Boney Fire.

Fire crews make progress in the Tanana Zone

Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by overcast conditions Friday and Saturday, allowing fire crews to make progress on protection activities. As a high pressure system moves toward central Interior, winds are expected to increase. Southwest winds 10-20 mph are expected during the day. Wind gusts up to 25 mph may fan flames […]

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A map of active fires across Alaska on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Fire activity decreases due to mild temperatures in the Tanana Zone

Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by cloud layers on Friday. As a weather front approaches the central Interior, winds are expected to increase during the afternoon hours. Southwest winds 10-20 mph are expected during the day. Wind gusts up to 25 mph may fan flames on the east side of the Tanana […]

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Four new fires in Tanana Zone

Four new lightning-caused fires were reported in the Tanana Zone on Thursday with the largest estimated at 225 acres. Two of the new fires are staffed with crews this morning, and overall five of the 26 actively burning fires have crews assigned.  Isolated thunderstorms are expected along the eastern edge of the Tanana Zone today […]

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The Garnet Creek Fire (#576) as seen from the air on Monday, July 15, 2019, was burning about 12 miles southwest of Rampart, Alaska. The fire was started by lightning.

More fires up North

The fire season seems to be moving north. Of the 26 new fires reported over the past two days, ten were above the Arctic Circle, two of which were in the Tanana Zone. Isolated thunderstorms are expected in the central and eastern interior today, with high temperatures reaching the low 80s in the Yukon Flats […]

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Map of Bergman Creek Fire burning south of Allakaket on June 21, 2019.

Fire activity picks up in BLM AFS Tanana Zone

UPDATE AT 10:30 P.M. Eight smokejumpers and two water-scooping Fire Boss aircraft are now working on a fire burning within a half a mile from a Native Allotment a little more than nine miles east of Minto. When smokejumpers got in air space above the Tolovana Fire (#326) area it was reported as five acres […]

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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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Alatna Complex Update: fire officials hold first community meeting

June 30, 2016 (ALLAKAKET, Alaska) – Alatna Complex fire officials held the first community meeting in Allakaket today to talk about the BLM Alaska Fire Service’s strategy to handle fires burning on the west side of the Koyukuk River. The Alatna Complex is comprised of five fires that are located to the north and west […]

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