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Sixth lightning-caused wildfire discovered in Little Chena Valley east of Fairbanks

Firefighters find new fire north of Chena Hot Springs Road after demobilizing from five others

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Firefighters wrapping up work on five small wildfires in Little Chena Valley

More than a dozen firefighters continued work Monday and Tuesday suppressing and monitoring a cluster of five small wildfires that were started by lightning over the weekend in the Little Chena Valley north of Chena Hot Springs Road east of Fairbanks. Most effort was focused on the 2-acre Little Chena Fire, which is located about […]

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Little Chena Valley wildfires show little activity with rain, cooler weather

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. June 14 We have updated information on the cluster of five small wildfires located in the Little Chena Valley north of Chena Hot Springs Road at milepost 23. A reconnaissance flight at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday showed that only two of the fires – the Little Chena (#238) and Little Chena 3 […]

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State forestry assessing five new wildfires north of Chena Hot Springs Road; smokejumpers deployed on one

UPDATE 10:30 p.m.: Fire managers are still gathering information about the cluster of five wildfires detected within 5 miles of Chena Hot Springs Road. Smokejumpers have hiked to and checked on three of the fires and will be spending the night in the area. Two firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry hiked into the […]

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Winds over the Nugget Creek Fire produced small pockets of fire activity today

The Nugget Creek Fire (#323), burning east of Fairbanks, is now approximately 18,115 acres. A reduction in acreage is due to more accurate mapping that was obtained yesterday, July 19. Winds over the fire area produced small pockets of fire activity that generated smoke that was visible in the area. Firefighters are working along the […]

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Nugget Creek Fire update July 18 – Rough estimate puts fire at 19,000 acres

The Nugget Creek Fire (#323) experienced gusty and erratic winds over the fire area yesterday afternoon (July 16) along with isolated thunder cells. The fire is approximately 19,000 acres based on a rough aerial estimate, with growth occurring mainly on the south and east flank, away from Chena River and Chena Hot Springs Road. Pockets […]

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Nugget Creek Fire July 17 update: Rain on Tuesday slows fire growth

The Nugget Creek Fire (#323) received rain over the fire area yesterday morning (July 16), slowing fire growth. The fire is approximately 19,000 acres with growth occurring mainly on the south and east flank, away from Chena River and Chena Hot Springs Road. Moderate fire behavior was observed on Tuesday but personnel monitoring the fire […]

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Nugget Creek Fire creeps up to 19,000 acres with new growth to south and east

The Nugget Creek Fire (#323) has grown to approximately 19,000 acres based on a flight taken over the fire on Monday, July 15, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. That’s an increase of about 3,000 acres since the fire was last mapped on July 9. Most of the new growth has occurred gradually on […]

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Minimal activity reported on Nugget Creek Fire east of Fairbanks

Fire managers flew over the Nugget Creek Fire (#323) area on Saturday evening and reported minimal growth of the fire perimeter, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Visible smoke in the area is largely due to the consumption of unburned pockets of fuel within the fire interior. Fire activity along the northern edge near […]

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The burn scar of the Caribou Creek Fire as seen on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in this photo taken by incident commander Thomas Krock as he flew off the fire. The bare circle in the bottom of the photo is a helicopter landing zone that was cut out by firefighters. Photo by Thomas Krock/Alaska Division of Forestry

Firefighters wrap up work on Caribou Creek Fire north of Two Rivers

After nearly a month of hard work, firefighters on Saturday bid farewell to the Caribou Creek Fire (#255) east of Fairbanks and north of the community of Two Rivers. The final 14 personnel working on the 257-acre fire were flown off the fireline by helicopter on Saturday and will soon be heading to work on […]

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