Tag Archives: Bureau of Land Management

Division of Forestry assists ADF&G with prescribed burn on Delta Junction Bison Range

Lighted drip torch in hand, Sue Rodman tipped the head of the torch toward the ground and began walking across a corner of the Delta Junction Bison Range. A line of flame followed her as a combination of diesel fuel and gasoline dripped from the burning torch onto a mat of dead grass and willow […]

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Southwest wildfires increase in size due to windy conditions

July 18, 5:45 p.m. – Winds continue to increase the spread of multiple wildfires burning in Southwest Alaska despite cloud cover and cooler temperatures. Alaska Division of Forestry firefighters have been deployed to protect cabins, structures and allotments that are threatened from the growing fires. The Donlin Mine is located 6 miles east of the […]

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Rain aids suppression efforts on Warren Creek Fire in northwest Alaska

3:30 p.m. June 13, 2016 – The more than 150 wildland firefighters working to suppress the Warren Creek Fire burning in northwest Alaska received assistance from Mother Nature in the form of light rain Sunday night and Monday to help prevent any further spread of the fire. The size of the fire was officially listed at […]

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Twenty-four cadets graduate from Alaska Advanced Wildland Firefighter Academy

A class of 24 cadets recently graduated from the Alaska Advanced Wildland Firefighter Academy held at the Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp near Fairbanks from April 24 to May 9. The Academy is sponsored by the Alaska Division of Forestry. Firefighters from around the state attended the Academy. There were cadets from the villages/communities of […]

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Division of Forestry calls in smokejumpers for 10-acre fire near Palmer

Smokejumpers from the BLM Alaska Fire Service and the Division of Forestry are working to contain an approximately 10-acre wildfire burning in a remote area near the Knik River outside Palmer. The fire was reported at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday but wildland firefighters from the Division of Forestry were not able to access the fire […]

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Alaska firefighters headed to Lower 48

As Alaska moves into its seasonal rain pattern, wildland fire activity has moderated. The fire season in the Lower 48, however, is in full swing as the National Preparedness Level moved to five, the highest level of planning and organizing of resources in reaction to increasing fire danger. Firefighters from Alaska are answering the call […]

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Last of BLM’s fire restrictions are lifted

Recent weather conditions have led the Bureau of Land Management’s Central Yukon Field Office to lift the temporary restrictions on open fires and fireworks on the public lands it manages in central and northern Alaska, including the Dalton Highway area, effective at midnight tonight. The restrictions were put in place on June 16 due to high fire […]

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Tanana Area Fire updates, July 29

Tanana Area Fire Facts At A Glance TOTAL ACRES: 496,131 Spicer Creek Fire (4 mi. N Tanana) ~ 183,415 acres; Harper Bend Fire (6 mi. SE Tanana) ~43,378 acres Moose Point Fire (~55 mi. W Tanana) ~26,612 acres Kokrine Fire (~50 mi. W Tanana) ~4,811 acres; Bering Creek Fire (37 mi. SW Tanana) ~237,906 acres NOTE: Hay Slough Fire information […]

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Current burning closures and restrictions in Alaska

7:45 p.m. – Here is a complete list of the burning closures and restrictions currently in effect in Alaska on state, private, municipal and federal lands, as of 4 p.m. June 19. Federal lands Possessing or discharging any kind of fireworks or pyrotechnic devise are always prohibited on federal land  All Alaska BLM lands […]

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Healy Lake Fire at 2,500 acres and growing; firefighters work to protect cabins

The Healy Lake Fire southwest of Delta Junction is now estimated at 2,500 acres and is growing. The fire was started by lightning in the area on Tuesday night and is burning on the east side of the Tanana River between Healy Lake and Moose Lake. Healy Lake, which is inaccessible by road, is home […]

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