Tag Archives: Dalton Highway

Smoke from wildfires in western Interior blows into Fairbanks and areas north

No new fires were reported in the BLM Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) protection area on Sunday but two fires burning in the western Interior between Kaltag and Tanana remained active. Smoke from those fires is being blown into Fairbanks and areas north of Fairbanks, a scenario that is likely to continue for the next […]

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Alaska’s stubborn wildfire season persists with new fires, smoky conditions

Wildfire season refuses to wave the white flag in Alaska, as two new fires were reported in BLM Alaska Fire Service’s protection area on Saturday, one of which required a response from personnel based in Galena. In addition, a pair of wildfires burning in the western Interior continue to be active and heavy smoke from […]

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New wildfires continue to pop up in northern Alaska

Wildfire season continues to persist in northern Alaska with the discovery of three new lightning-caused fires in the BLM Alaska Fire Service’s protection area on Friday. Two new fires were found in the Upper Yukon Zone and one was reported in the Tanana Zone. Surveillance aircraft discovered the Lower Birch Fire (#359) along the Yukon […]

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Map - The Bonanza Fire (#411) is burning seven miles west of the Dalton Highway. Most people report seeing it while driving between mileposts 120 and 130, just south of Gobbler’s Knob. The Flats Fire (#397) is burning about 23 miles to the west of the Arctic Circle BLM Wayside at mile 115.5 of the Dalton Highway.

Motorists and aviators report smoke from fires burning off the Dalton Highway

July 13, 2016 – People driving the Dalton Highway or flying near Bettles may see smoke from two fires burning in the area. The Bureau of Land Management Fairbanks District Office and BLM Alaska Fire Service have received numerous reports of smoke generated by the Bonanza Fire that was discovered on Monday and the Flats […]

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Last of BLM’s fire restrictions are lifted

Recent weather conditions have led the Bureau of Land Management’s Central Yukon Field Office to lift the temporary restrictions on open fires and fireworks on the public lands it manages in central and northern Alaska, including the Dalton Highway area, effective at midnight tonight. The restrictions were put in place on June 16 due to high fire […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Friday, July 17

12:30 p.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Thursday. This will be the last daily update. The next update will be when there is significant change in the situation. #363 West Fork: 66,593.1 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Thursday, July 16

11 a.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Tuesday.   #363 West Fork: 66,593.1 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village 07/15 Wednesday: A reconnaissance flight reported the fire to be smoldering and 50 percent active on sides. An […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Wednesday, July 15

noon — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Tuesday. #745 Weshrinarin Creek: 30 acres. Lightning, discovered on 7/13. Approximately 53 miles northwest of Eagle. 07/14 Tuesday: A new fire was reported in a Limited suppression area of the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The fire has been placed […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Tuesday, July 14

11 a.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Monday. #363 West Fork: 64,099.1 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village 07/13 Monday: The fire is approximately 5.5 miles east of the Dalton Highway near MP 91. Road updates are available on […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Sunday, July 12

11 a.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Saturday. A map is located at: 20150712_YukonFlatsRoundup_map #363 West Fork: 61,527.8 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village 07/11 Saturday: The fire is approximately 5.5 miles east of the Dalton Highway near MP 91. […]

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