Yesterday June 18, the year-to-date number of acres burned by wildfires inAlaska reached 1,005,196. This is the earliest date for reaching a millionacres since this statistic was first tracked in 1990. Widespread thunderstorms and lightning are causing several new… Read More ›
Birch Creek Fire
No injuries were reported after an aircraft incident during suppression efforts on a wildfire about 120 air miles north of Fairbanks Tuesday afternoon. The airplane was scooping out of an unnamed body of water about 2-3 miles north of the fire when the incident occurred.
BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers are busy mopping up the Birch Creek Fire (#346) after they and assisting aircraft were able to catch the Birch Creek Fire at 15 acres Tuesday evening.
Wildland fire round up for Tuesday, June 16 8:00 p.m. — There were 10 new fires reported in Alaska on Monday. Alaska State Troopers were alerted to an acre of land burning in the area of Card Street, Feuding Lane… Read More ›