Tag Archives: Cummings Road Fire

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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Rain, snow, cooler temps dampen fire activity

June 11 Alaska Wildland Fire Update 12:00 p.m. – Thanks to rain and cooler temperatures prevailing across much of the state, there were no new wildland fires reported in Alaska on Wednesday, ending a string of 41 consecutive days dating back to May 1 with at least one new fire reported in the state. Significant […]

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Cold front sweeps across Alaska

Wildland fire roundup for June 10 12:00 p.m. —For the second time in as many weeks, a cold front coming out of the Arctic will bring rain and cooler temperatures across Alaska. A winter storm warning is in effect for the northeastern Brooks Range. Up to a foot of snow is forecasted for Atigun Pass. […]

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Wildland Fire update for Sunday, June 7

12:00 p.m. – A moderate rain, lasting for 30-45 minutes Saturday, was reported by personnel on both fires burning southwest of Aniak. Crews have turned their attention to the Bogus Creek Fire burning eight miles south of the Whitefish Lake 1 Fire that was contained Friday. Fire managers plan to take advantage of yesterday’s rain, […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup for Saturday, June 6th

12:00 p.m. – Despite scattered rain across much of the state, the fire danger in parts of the Interior and southwest Alaska remains high due to windy, drier weather and the threat of lightning. With the 15,200-acre Whitefish Lake 1 Fire about six miles south of Kalskag now 80 percent contained, firefighters in southwest Alaska […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup for Friday, June 5th

12:30 p.m. – Rain and cooler temperatures across the state continue to moderate chances for new wildland fires. Only one new fire was reported Thursday by the military. A .1-acre Machine 6 Fire on the Fort Wainwright Small Arms Range was extinguished by military personnel onsite. The fire is in monitor status. The 14,200-acre Whitefish […]

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Alaska wildfire roundup for Wednesday, June 3

12:00 p.m. — Rain has dampened most of the fire danger across the state. With only one new fire reported Tuesday, Alaska’s firefighting remains focused on a series of lightning-caused fires in the Southwest region. A fire was reported Tuesday morning in McGrath’s community park. The human caused, .1-acre fire was quickly controlled and called […]

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Wildland fire roundup for Tuesday, June 2

12:30 p.m. — The bulk of firefighting effort in Alaska continues to be centered on a series of lightning-caused fires in the Southwest region. Three more lightning starts were discovered in the area on Monday to boost the number of lightning-caused fires to 14 since Sunday. None of the three new fires were significant and […]

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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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Wildland fire roundup for Sunday, May 31st

11:30 a.m. – Six new fires were reported Saturday, with the largest being a 30-acre human-caused fire burning southeast of Delta Junction. Helitack, engines, air attack, retardant tankers, and the White Mountain Fire Crew responded to the Cummings Road Fire. Retardant was used to create a line around much of the fire, with a dozer […]

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