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Water and retardant drops help keep Caribou Creek Fire in check

With the help of water and retardant drops by aircraft, fire activity on the Caribou Creek Fire burning about 25 miles east of Fairbanks has moderated considerably. The fire continues to smolder and creep with some isolated torching but fire behavior has mellowed since the fire was reported early Sunday night. The fire is actually […]

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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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Smoke from Caribou Creek Fire blows into Fairbanks; more resources enroute to fire

Fairbanks area residents awoke to the smell of smoke Monday morning as a result of a wildfire burning 25 miles to the east of town. The Caribou Creek Fire (#255) is burning about 7 ½ miles north of Mile 18 Chena Hot Springs Road. As of 11 p.m. Sunday, the fire was estimated at 500 […]

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Alaska wildfire managers still getting handle on extent of weekend lightning bust

Wildland fire managers on Monday were still assessing the damage done over the weekend when more than 60 new wildfires were started as a result of approximately 20,000 lightning strikes, mostly in the Interior. Due to the high number of fires reported across the Interior on Sunday, firefirefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry in […]

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Lightning sparks multiple new wildfires across Alaska; more fires expected

Several new wildland fires were reported in Alaska on Saturday as a result of widespread lightning that stretched across the middle of the state from Southwest Alaska to the Canadian border. The state received approximately 8,000 lightning strikes and 18 new lightning-caused fires were reported, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. Another round of […]

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