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State forestry still monitoring small wildfire near Steese Highway north of Fairbanks

A small wildfire burning north of Fairbanks near milepost 62 of the Steese Highway north of Fairbanks has grown slightly and continues to attract attention from passing motorists but has not prompted any action by the Alaska Division of Forestry. Following a reconnaissance flight on Monday, the Cripple Creek Fire (#201) was estimated at 40 […]

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Firefighters continue aggressive assault on Caribou Creek Fire east of Fairbanks

Firefighters on the ground and in the air continued to attack a wildfire burning about 25 miles east of Fairbanks on Monday. The Caribou Creek Fire is burning about 7 ½ miles north of Chena Hot Springs Road near Mile 18. The fire was mapped at 383 acres by firefighters on Monday, a decrease of […]

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Fairbanks state forestry monitoring small wildfire near Mile 62 of Steese Highway

The Alaska Division of Forestry’s Fairbanks Area office is continuing to monitor a small wildfire burning about 1 ½ miles west of the Steese Highway near milepost 62. Smoke from the 25-acre Cripple Creek Fire (#201) is visible from U.S. Creek and Nome Creek roads and the DOF has received multiple reports of the fire. […]

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Don’t be fooled by the numbers or weather, there’s still time for the 2018 fire season to blow up

While the 2018 wildfire season so far has been relatively tame by Alaska standards, there is still time for that to change. All you have to do is look at Alaska’s two biggest fire seasons – 2004 and 2015 – to come to that conclusion. The number of acres burned by wildfires in Alaska this […]

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