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Fires Continue to be monitored in the Copper River Basin

Fires from the recent lightning storms are continuing to burn in the Copper River Basin, but fire managers from the Alaska Division of Forestry and National Park Service have done an exceptional job with balancing suppression activities and managing fires for resource benefits. Fire is a natural process in the Alaska ecosystem which helps reduce […]

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Fires in Copper River Basin and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve being monitored closely

July 17, 8 p.m. – In the last week dry weather and lightning storms have caused a series of wildfires across the Copper River Basin and in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Multiple agencies are working to aggressively fight fire safely, as well as manage these fires for their natural benefits. The two fires […]

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Lightning strikes ignite more than 40 new fires across Interior

Lightning strikes sparked more than three dozen new wildfires across the Interior on Wednesday afternoon and more fires are being reported Thursday as a result of those strikes. The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks reported almost 7,200 lightning strikes in Alaska on Wednesday and another 11,000 lightning strikes had been recorded as of 4 […]

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Retardant tankers slow spread of lightning-caused wildfire burning near Tok Cutoff

July 13, 8 p.m. – The spread of a lightning-caused wildland fire burning near Mile 50 of the Tok Cutoff has been slowed with assistance from air retardant tankers. The 40-acre Cutoff Fire was less than a mile from the scenic 125-mile highway that connects the Alaska and Richardson highways between Tok and Glennallen but […]

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