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Smoke from wildfires in western Interior blows into Fairbanks and areas north

No new fires were reported in the BLM Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) protection area on Sunday but two fires burning in the western Interior between Kaltag and Tanana remained active. Smoke from those fires is being blown into Fairbanks and areas north of Fairbanks, a scenario that is likely to continue for the next […]

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New wildfires continue to pop up in northern Alaska

Wildfire season continues to persist in northern Alaska with the discovery of three new lightning-caused fires in the BLM Alaska Fire Service’s protection area on Friday. Two new fires were found in the Upper Yukon Zone and one was reported in the Tanana Zone. Surveillance aircraft discovered the Lower Birch Fire (#359) along the Yukon […]

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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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