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Round up of Alaska wildland fires

Cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, and patchy cloud cover has moderated fire behavior on the Mooseheart (#204) and Zitziana River (#133) fires burning west of Fairbanks. The 144 personnel assigned to the two fires have completed a pump and hose lay for an indirect fireline, continue with their mop up of firelines around the cabins […]

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Alaska firefighters wrapping up work on several wildland fires

Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service firefighters continue work on six staffed wildfires across Alaska. Cooler, wetter weather has moderated fire activity around the state allowing work to be completed on several of the fires. Here is a round up of the staffed fires currently in Alaska: Mooseheart Fire (#204) and Zitziana […]

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Warm, dry weather increases activity on Zitziana River Fire

Thursday’s near-record warm temperatures led to an increase of fire activity along the north and northwest corner of the Zitziana River Fire (#133). Late in the afternoon, isolated group torching and some limited spotting was observed along the Zitziana River. The nearby Mooseheart Fire (#204) showed limited fire activity. The two lightning-caused wildfires burning approximately […]

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Smokejumpers, air tankers halt spread of fire near Alaska-Canada border

With the help of retardant drops by air tankers, firefighters were able to stop the spread of a 25-acre fire near the Alaska-Canada border on the Top of the World Highway Thursday night. The Top of the World Fire was reported to the Alaska Division of Forestry office in Tok by officials at the Poker […]

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Smokejumpers, air tankers en route to wildfire near border station on Top of the World Highway

The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to a wildfire that could potentially threaten a remote border crossing station on the Top of the World Highway between Tok and Dawson City, Yukon. The fire, named the Top of the World Fire, was called in at 5:20 p.m. by officials at the Poker Creek-Little Gold Creek […]

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Firefighters on Zitziana River and Mooseheart fires continue mopping up, building line

Despite hotter, drier conditions, there was not a significant increase in fire activity Wednesday on two wildfires burning approximately 100 miles west of Fairbanks and 8 miles south of Manley Hot Springs. There was no increase in size reported on either the Zitziana River Fire (#133) or Mooseheart Fire (#204). The Zitziana River Fire remains […]

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Multiple aircraft help smokejumpers confine wildfire near Harding Lake to 3 acres

An aggressive aerial assault helped firefighters on the ground corral a small wildfire about 40 miles southeast of Fairbanks and 6 miles northeast of Harding Lake on Wednesday evening. An Alaska Division of Forestry engine crew patrolling near Harding Lake reported the Mosquito Creek Fire (#262) at 6 p.m. after spotting smoke in the area. […]

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Small, remote wildfires keep AFS smokejumpers hopping

The BLM Alaska Fire Service deployed smokejumpers to two small wildfires on Wednesday and one on Tuesday to protect structures and evaluate fire activity. Eight smokejumpers were dropped on a small fire on the Tanana Flats about 20 miles south of Fairbanks on Wednesday to protect a military shelter cabin in the area. The Hadley […]

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Hotter, drier weather could increase fire activity on Zitziana and Mooseheart fires

Weather conditions remained favorable and provided a chance for fire managers to strategically relocate some of the 152 personnel working on the Zitziana River Fire (#133) and Mooseheart Fire (#204) on Tuesday. The two lightning-caused fires started June 4 and June 6, respectively. The fires are burning about 3 miles apart south of the Tanana […]

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No new growth reported on Zitziana and Mooseheart fires

Cloudy, damp conditions made for another uneventful day on the Zitziana River and Mooseheart fires west of Fairbanks on Monday. No growth was reported on either of the two lightning-caused wildfires burning approximately 8 miles south of Manley Hot Springs and firefighters spent another day mopping up around structures that were threatened by the fire […]

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