Tag Archives: Chatanika River

Shovel Creek Fire near Murphy Dome northwest of Fairbanks now estimated at 400 acres

As of Saturday morning, the Shovel Creek Fire burning 3 miles north of Murphy Dome near Fairbanks is now an estimated 400 acres, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The lightning-caused fire was reported at 5:20 p.m. Friday. Initial attack responders encountered extreme fire behavior Friday due to hot, dry conditions, which prompted rapid […]

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Feature photo of Shovel Creek Fire burning 3 miles north of Murphy Dome on June 21, 2019.

Wildfire north of Murphy Dome threatening cabins along Chatanika River

UPDATE AS OF 8:15 p.m. The Shovel Creek Fire burning 3 miles north of Murphy Dome northeast of Fairbanks has grown to an estimated 200 acres and is still 100 percent active. Air tankers have dropped four loads of retardant to try and box the fire in and it seems to be holding against the […]

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A photo of the Hayes Creek Fire (#301) taken by smokejumpers prior to deploying on the fire approximately 20 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Photo by Chris Dudley/Alaska Smokejumpers

Firefighters hold fire near Chatanika River north of Fairbanks to 2 1/2 acres

Firefighters are mopping up a small wildfire approximately 20 miles northeast of Fairbanks that was reported late Thursday afternoon. The 2 ½-acre Hayes Creek Fire (#301) is located approximately 1 mile north of the Chatanika River and 9 miles east of the Elliott Highway from Olnes Pond. The fire was reported as a one-half acre […]

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Firefighters mop up small wildfire along Steese Highway north of Fairbanks

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service spent Sunday mopping up a small wildfire near Milepost 63 of the Steese Highway north of Fairbanks. The Little Caribou Creek Fire was reported by a passing motorist at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday. The fire was estimated at 4 acres and was burning […]

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