Tag Archives: Chalkyitsik Complex
E.T. Collinsworth is a medic on the Hadweenzic River Fire east end. Photo by Geoff Liesk, Alaska Interagency Fire Information Center

Alaska Fire Medic program: Taking care of firefighters in the field

Wildland firefighters face all kinds of hazards during fire season. When firefighters fall ill or get injured, getting them needed medical care is not a matter of simply calling 911. The nearest hospital is often a 300-mile flight away, pushing medical care to another level of urgency in Alaska. Something as simple as a blister […]

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FINAL VIDEO UPDATE: Chalkyitsik and Cornucopia Complexes Summary of the 2019 Upper Yukon Flats Fire

FINAL VIDEO UPDATE: Chalkyitsik and Cornucopia Complexes Summary of the 2019 Upper Yukon Flats Fire

Watch the season wrap up for the Chalkyitsik and Cornucopia Complexes. This twelve minute wide ranging summary brings you to the front lines. Chalkyitsik/Cornucopia Fire YouTube videos: https://bit.ly/2K5TW6h and the BLM Alaska YouTube Channel. In mid-July storms passed through the Yukon Flats with thousands of lightning strikes. Drought conditions left the trees and duff layer very […]

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Upper Yukon Flats Busy Fire Season Moderates – FINAL FIRE UPDATE August 13, 2019

In mid-July storms passed through the Yukon Flats with thousands of lightning strikes. Drought conditions left the trees and duff layer very dry allowing fires to grow and difficult to contain. The rest of Alaska was also experiencing an extreme fire season and resources were limited. The BLM Alaska Fire Service (AFS) requested the assistance […]

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Bringing You Right to the Front Lines of the Upper Yukon Flats Backhaul Operations

Bringing You Right to the Front Lines of the Backhaul Operation: Fireline Video from Chalkyitsik Alaska

This one minute video brings you right to the front lines of the Forward Operating Base of the 2019 Upper Yukon Flats wildfires. As fire crews have met their objectives of ensuring the protection of the Gwich’in villages of Beaver, Venetie and Chalkyitsik – along with numerous private cabins and Native allotments – the operation […]

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Village of Chalkyitsik, Alaska August 8th 2019

Video Update For for All Fires in the Upper Yukon Area Covering August 8-11, 2019

Watch this 5 minute video update on the status of the fire suppression, mop up and back haul for all of the fires in the Cornucopia and Chalkyitsik Complexes with Operations Chief Karen Scholl and Information Officer Kale Casey. This video is a part of our “Break it Down” series, where we bring you the […]

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Chalkyitsik Complex: Team transition with the incoming Alaska Type 2 Black Team

The Alaska Type 2 Green Team on the Chalkyitsik Complex and the National Incident Management Team on the Cornucopia Complex are briefing the incoming Alaska Type 2 Black Team with Incident Commander Ed Sanford today. Future updates will incorporate daily management actions from both fire complexes. Incident Commander Norm McDonald of the Alaska Type 2 […]

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Chalkyitsik Complex: 60% Completion

Size: 501,629 acres (no new acreage) The Alaska Type 2 Green Team on the Chalkyitsik Complex and the National Incident Management Team on the Cornucopia Complex will both transition with the incoming Alaska Type 2 Black Team with Incident Commander Ed Sanford on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 7:00 am. Both complexes are working together […]

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Chalkyitsik Complex: Winds and falling tree hazard

Gusty winds up to 25 mph from the west will start the day Sunday and taper off midday. No rainfall is expected over the complex area Sunday and Monday. Falling trees with unstable root beds within the burned areas are a significant risk to firefighter safety and crews are conducting operational pauses when winds pick […]

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Chalkyitsik Complex: Rain across the Complex

Complex Size: 501,629 acres Completion: 58% Personnel: 374 The Chalkitysik Complex is experiencing wetting rains, with an expected one half inch of rain through early Sunday morning. Fire activity will be mainly creeping and smoldering and fire spread is not expected on the Frozen Calf (#367), Bearnose Hill (#407), and Tractor Trail 2 (#348) fires. […]

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Chalkyitsik Complex: 57% completion, rain expected

NEW: Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) Lifted: No TRF over fire complex Firefighters made significant progress on securing and strengthening lines across the fire complex Thursday.  Moderate fire behavior was experienced across the complex with interior burning and activity on the western perimeter near the Grass River (Bearnose Hill Fire).  The Small Timber Lake Fire continued […]

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