Tag Archives: Chisana River 2 Fire

Tok Area Fires update, July 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2015: 1100  hours Tok Area Fires Update for July 11, 2015 (Tok, AK) – Command of The Long Lake Fire has transitioned to Clinton Northway, incident commander of a local Type 3 team. During the heat of the day a new fire west of the southern perimeter was discovered. A […]

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Tok Area Fires update, July 9

Tok Area Fires as of Wednesday July 9, 2015 @ 1130 hours Fire acreage levels are still approximately 1 week ahead of 2004 No new fires in the Tok area yesterday CONTACT: Rita Baysinger, Public Information Officer, (303) 345-8576, tokareafires@gmail.com 403 Tetlin Hills           Date Started: 6/20/15 @ 1800     […]

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Tok Area Fires (Tetlin Hills, Long Lake) update, July 5

Tok Area Active Fires as of July 5, 2015 403 Tetlin Hills  Start Date:  6/20/15  Acreage:  1,800 no change Mgmt.Option:  Full Fuels continued to dry. Another type 2 IA Crew came today and will be shuttled to the fire in the morning. The crews will continue to prep the dozer line for a burnout that […]

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Chisana River 2 Fire update, July 2

Jim Schwarber, (907) 451-2704 Public Information Officer, Alaska Division of Forestry For information on the Chisana River 2 Fire, go to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov. For other statewide fire information, visit http://akfireinfo.com or the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center website at http://fire.ak.blm.gov. This will be the final update unless significant activity takes place on this incident. (Tok, AK) – […]

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Chisana River 2 Fire maintains steady growth under prime conditions

1:30 p.m. – Low relative humidity, high temperatures and Red Flag conditions for high winds pushed the Chisana River 2 Fire south under ideal burning conditions Monday, resulting in an increase of 118 acres. Mild to moderate fire activity was observed on the north flank while the southwest flank experienced single and group tree torching, […]

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Fire activity increases with hot, dry weather

Alaska wildland fire roundup for June 14 1:00 p.m.- As expected, a high-pressure ridge that is bringing hotter, drier conditions across Alaska is also producing more fire activity around the state. Two hot spots were found in the remnants of the 25,260-acre Bogus Creek Fire in southwest Alaska during an infrared flight on Saturday. A […]

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Minimal fire activity on Chisana River 2 Fire due to cool, wet weather

Alaska wildland fire roundup for Saturday, June 13 1:00 p.m. —With the return of hot, dry weather, fire danger across most of Alaska is expected to ramp up again starting this weekend following two weeks of unseasonably cool, wet conditions. A high-pressure ridge will build over mainland Alaska starting today and is forecast to last […]

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Chisana River 2 Fire now estimated at 9,000 acres

4:30 p.m. — A wildfire burning in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge in the eastern interior of Alaska is now estimated at 9,000 acres. The lightning-caused fire was reported to the Alaska Division of Forestry office in Tok on Tuesday afternoon by personnel at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Visitors […]

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Rain and cooler temps will give way to much warmer, dryer, stable weather

Wildland fire round up for June 12 1:00 p.m. — A high-pressure ridge is building in behind the low-pressure system that has brought rain and cooler temperatures across most of Alaska the past couple of days. Scattered rain showers are still possible today in the eastern Interior and Alaska Range. Thunderstorms may form along the […]

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Chisana River 2 Wildfire makes large run, grows onto the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge

Copper Center, AK – The Chisana River 2 wildfire, burning 25 miles West of Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada burned north and west yesterday, onto the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. The lightning caused fire that was sparked June 9 is now 8,324 acres, a growth of 8,309 acres overnight. Yesterday, five firefighters, with the support of […]

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