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The McArthur Creek Fire near the Alaska/Canada border as seen from the air on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Photo by Peter Talus/Alaska Division of Forestry

Boundary River and McArthur Creek fires near Tok still growing

The Boundary River Fire (#362) approximately 40 miles southeast of Tok has grown to an estimated 8,000 acres, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire was started by lightning on June 23 and is burning west of the Nabesna River approximately 10 miles southwest of the village of Northway. The fire grew rapidly […]

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State forestry monitoring three lightning-caused wildfires east of Tok

The Alaska Division of Forestry is monitoring three lightning-caused wildfires east of Tok, one of which is visible from the Alaska Highway near the Canada border. The biggest of the three fires, the McArthur Creek Fire (#133), was reported on Tuesday and was estimated at 3,000 acres as of Thursday. It is located approximately 2 […]

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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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Pioneer Peak Hotshots lending a hand to Canadian neighbors

July 7, 2014, 3p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – The Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew, an Alaska Division of Forestry crew based in Palmer, has mobilized to the Northwest Territories of Canada. The crew left last Friday and reported to Kakisa, Northwest Territories, where they mopped up and reinforced lines around the village that had been evacuated […]

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