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Number of fires on Seward Peninsula increases by 24 in two days

Lightning increases number of fires on Seward Peninsula to 24 in two days

Smokejumpers were able to catch a handful of new fires after lightning broke out across the Seward Peninsula and ignited 24 new fires in the past two days. Galena Zone personnel aboard a plane watched as thundercells rolled through the middle of the Seward Peninsula Wednesday afternoon, throwing out lightning strikes followed by puffs of […]

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Map of lightning and active fires burning on the Seward Peninsula.

Lightning causes 16 new fires on Seward Peninsula

Smokejumpers and water-scoopers are working on a handful of fires in the Deering area after BLM Alaska Fire Service had 16 new fire starts on the Seward Peninsula within a little more than three hours Wednesday. All are a result of lightning strikes that crisscrossed the Seward Peninsula Wednesday and all were reported between a […]

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Alaska Interagency Coordination Center map showing active fires across Alaska on June 5, 2018.

BLM AFS busy with fires across northern Alaska

BLM Alaska Fire Service personnel are working on four fires spread from one end of the state of the other. After spending roughly five hours traveling about 575 miles Monday evening to reach the Tusikpak Lake Fire (#116) burning near Point Hope, eight BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers have been working to bring the 2,000-acre […]

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Cooler, cloudier weather helping firefighters get handle on 1,000-acre Tetlin River Fire

Wildland firefighters took advantage of cooler, cloudier weather on Monday to start putting in containment lines around the perimeter of the 1,000-acre Tetlin River Fire about 20 miles south of Tok. The fire did not receive any precipitation on Sunday or Monday and the higher humidity the past two days has helped moderate fire activity. […]

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