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Current fire and fireworks restrictions to help you have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July

Campfire restrictions Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai Peninsula State Parks, and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Open campfires are restricted to designated campgrounds or cabins within enclosed metal fire grates or designated fire rings provided. Use of cooking stoves and gas grills […]

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U.S. Forest Service responding to 5-acre wildfire near Haines

The USDA Forest Service is supporting suppression efforts for a wildfire in Haines that started on Monday, May 27 as a structure fire and spread into the wildlands. Called the 8.5 Mile Fire, the approximately 5-acre wildfire is currently burning on private and state lands north of the Haines Highway at Milepost 8.5. There are […]

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State Forestry, local fire departments battling late-season wildfire near Sutton

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m. – Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and multiple Mat-Su Valley fire departments are battling an approximately 178-acre wildfire near Mile 56 of the Glenn Highway south of Sutton. The Moose Creek Fire was reported at 2:10 a.m. by a passing motorist. At that time, the fire was reported […]

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DOF’s Kelsa Shilanski voted as Alaska Dispatcher of the Year

Congratulations to the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Kelsa Shilanski, who was recently voted Dispatcher of the Year for the Alaska Geographic Area Coordination Center. Shilanski, who has worked for DOF for nine years, topped a strong field of a dozen Alaska wildland fire dispatchers who were nominated for the Golden Teletype Award in Alaska.She displayed […]

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Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake Fires Morning Update June 24, 2015

Stetson Creek Fire is currently at 212 acres and 60% contained. Today’s objectives: Weather is conducive to identifying additional areas of heat and smoldering before cooler, damper weather returns.  Crew will continue building line around the fire’s edge.  Mop-up continues around the existing containment line to the north and south. This is expected to continue for […]

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Current burning closures and restrictions in Alaska

7:45 p.m. – Here is a complete list of the burning closures and restrictions currently in effect in Alaska on state, private, municipal and federal lands, as of 4 p.m. June 19. Federal lands Possessing or discharging any kind of fireworks or pyrotechnic devise are always prohibited on federal land  All Alaska BLM lands […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup for Monday, June 1st

12:00 p.m. – The weather picture around the state is decidedly mixed, with everything from snow and rain reported in parts of Northern Alaska and the Interior to Red Flag Warnings in portions of the Interior and Western Alaska. Sixteen new fires were reported around the state Sunday. Eleven of those were lightning-caused fires in […]

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