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This picture shows a piece of containment on the northwest section of the Rainbow 2 Fire closest to cabins along Clear Creek. While other parts of the fire were active on Monday, this section of line remained dormant. Photo by Gabe Pease-Madore/Alaska Division of Forestry

Control line on Rainbow 2 Fire closest to Richardson Clearwater cabins still holding

Despite increased burning on parts of the Rainbow 2 Fire northwest of Delta Junction on Monday, containment lines on the north end of the fire protecting cabins in the Richardson Clearwater community continued to hold. Hotter, drier weather accompanied by gusty winds on Monday sparked new fire activity in unburned areas on the north and […]

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A firefighter watches smoke rise up from the Rainbow 2 Fire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 as the fire burns through pockets of unbruned black spruce in the interior of the fire. Photo by Thomas Grubs/Alaska Division of Forestry

Winds help clean up interior pockets of fuel on Rainbow 2 Fire

Gusty northwest winds stirred up fire activity on the Rainbow 2 Fire northwest of Delta Junction on Saturday, as the fire was pushed into interior pockets of unburnt black spruce on the east side. The increased fire activity produced a large smoke column visible from Delta Junction and the Richardson Clearwater community. However, fire managers […]

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A Blackhawk helicopter from the Alaska Army National Guard hauls a bucket of water to drop on the Rainbow 2 Fire on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Photo by Mike Goyette/Alaska Division of Forestry

Rainbow 2 Fire update July 17: Rain aids firefighters’ containment efforts

Firefighters remain focused on preventing the Rainbow 2 Fire from reaching recreational cabins on Clear Creek northwest of Delta Junction. Mother Nature provided some assistance on Tuesday in the form of light precipitation that fell over the fire, which helped bolster containment and mop-up operations. The Rainbow 2 Fire, which was started by lightning on […]

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This picture of the Rainbow 2 Fire northwest of Delta Junction was taken from the Delta Logging Road on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The fire cwas pushed north across the logging road on Thursday by strong winds. Photo by Mike Goyette/Alaska Division of Forestry

Crews working to keep Rainbow 2 Fire south of Richardson Clearwater

The Rainbow 2 Fire northwest of Delta Junction continues to hold on the south edge of Clear Creek and south of the Richardson Clearwater River community, where there are numerous recreational cabins. A reconnaissance flight using infrared technology on Monday revealed some fire activity on the southern end of the east flank where the fire […]

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Update on Delta area fires

Delta Area Fire Update Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Alaska Interagency Fire Information – 907-356-5511 Tim.Mowry@alaska.gov Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ Follow us on Facebook: Alaska DNR-Division of Forestry Fire Information Overview: The Alaska Division of Forestry (DOF) and the Alaska Fire Service (AFS) continue to manage fires around the Delta Junction and […]

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