June 7, 2022 afternoon update: Warm, dry and windy conditions continue to keep the East Fork Fire active.
Efforts, personnel increasing on East Fork Fire north of St. Mary’s
People in St. Mary’s will see an increase in firefighting activity in the upcoming days as the BLM Alaska Fire Service Chena Hotshot Crew mobilizes to the East Fork Fire (#160) burning about 20 miles to the north. Due to… Read More ›
Wind pushes the Dry Creek Fire four miles to the northwest
Strong southeasterly winds pushed the northern edge of the Dry Creek Fire (#195) four miles to the northwest toward the Tanana River Wednesday afternoon. The fire will likely continue to be active today due to the forecasted dry, windy weather…. Read More ›
Work wrapping up on the Little Albert Creek Fire near Central
Firefighters are wrapping up work on the Little Albert Creek Fire (#206) burning about 5 miles west of Central. With more than 50% of the 536-acre fire contained Sunday night, the 20-person Snake River Valley #12 Type 2 Initial Attack crew demobilized Monday, leaving the job of making sure the fire is completely out to the BLM Alaska Fire Service Chena Hotshots. The Chena Hotshots anticipate having the job finished tonight and demobilizing Tuesday.
History of helping: BLM AFS hotshot crews support fire suppression in the Lower 48
Alaska-based BLM hotshot crews, Chena and Midnight Sun, have traveled to support the fire suppression effort in the Lower 48 intermittently since 1987.
Ahead of the fire
BLM AFS makes Interior villages more resilient to wildfires This year’s unusually slow fire season enabled the BLM Alaska Fire Service to start working on protecting the Interior Alaska community of Alatna from future wildfires. The BLM AFS Chena Hotshot… Read More ›
Porcupine Fire Grows as Yukon Flats sees more lightning-caused starts
(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Hot and dry weather lingers in the Yukon Flats, keeping it primed for new lightning-induced fires and high fire activity. Lightning sparked 16 new wildfires in the state, six of them in northeastern Alaska. Despite the lightning… Read More ›
Extreme weather conditions expected to spark new fires in Northern Interior Alaska
Lightning sparked new fires in the Northern Interior Alaska with more expected in the upcoming days due to an abundance of dry and warm weather. The U.S. National Weather Service Fairbanks Alaska has issued a Red Flag Warning for most… Read More ›
Hotshots mopping up Alfred Fire east of Stevens Village
Utilizing an aggressive water air assault, two hotshot crews and eight smokejumpers were able to stop the growth of a fire burning east of Stevens Village at 83 acres Thursday. However, due to the fire spotting outside the main perimeter, the firefighters will need to seek out and make sure these spot fires are extinguished before calling the Alfred Fire (#215) contained.
Firefighters, aircraft working on fire 10 miles east of Stevens Village
Firefighters, aided by water bombing aircraft, are aggressively fighting an 83-acre fire burning about 10 miles east of Stevens Village. Eight smokejumpers, the BLM Alaska Fire Service Chena Hotshots and a variety of helicopter and airplanes are working to keep… Read More ›