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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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The Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta Junction puts up a large plume of smoke on Monday, July 8, 2019. Photo by Mike Goyette/Alaska Division of Forestry

Fire use module from Utah takes over Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta

A 10-person module of Utah firefighters assumed control of the Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta Junction on Tuesday. The fire was started by lightning on June 29 about 15 miles west of Delta Junction and has grown to an estimated 5,000 acres, based on a Tueday reconnaissance flight, according to the Alaska Division of […]

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The Rainbow 2 Fire about 15 miles west of Delta Junction as seen at around 3 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019. Photo by Mike Goyette/Alaska Division of Forestry

Smoke from Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta Junction draws attention

The Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta Junction flared up on Friday, producing smoke that was visible from Delta Junction and surrounding areas. The 291-acre wildfire had been quiet for the last few days but the recent hot, dry weather produced an increase in activity on Friday, generating phone calls to the Delta Area Forestry […]

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A photo of the Rainbow 2 Fire ataken at around 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019 shows minimal fire behavior following water and BlazeTamer drops on Sunday. Photo by Mike Goyette/Alsaka Division of Forestry

Water and BlazeTamer drops keep 220-acre wildfire west of Delta Junction in check

Aircraft pummeled a wildfire west of Delta Junction again on Sunday with water drops, as well as a water enhancer called BlazeTamer, to keep the fire from spreading. The Rainbow 2 Fire about 15 miles west of Delta Junction was estimated at 220 acres following an aerial reconnaissance on Monday afternoon. The fire was started […]

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The Rainbow 2 Fire burning approximately 15 miles west of Delta Junction and west of the Tanana River. Alaska Division of Forestry photo.

State forestry battling 100-acre lightning-caused wildfire west of Delta Juntion

Air tankers and water-scooping aircraft are responding to a lightning-caused wildfire west of Delta Junction across the Delta River near Delta Creek. The Rainbow 2 Fire was reported at 5 p.m. shortly after lightning moved through the area and had grown to an estimated 50 acres by 5:30 p.m. It had grown to an estimated […]

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Firefighters mopping up small wildfire east of Birch Lake near Fairbanks

Wildland firefighters  are mopping up a small, remote wildfire reported Tuesday night approximately 7 ½ miles east of Birch Lake, about 55 miles southeast of Fairbanks. The one-half acre Junction Fire was reported to Alaska Division of Forestry’s Fairbanks Area office at around 8 p.m. by air attack personnel returning from the Oregon Lakes Fire […]

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Early-season lightning strikes spark wildfires in Interior

Lightning has officially entered Alaska’s wildfire equation. Over the past two weeks, almost 5,000 lightning strikes have been recorded across Alaska, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks, which tracks daily lightning activity in Alaska. That number includes approximately 2,400 lightning strikes recorded on Monday, the highest single-day total of the season. There […]

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Map of Oregon Lakes Fire burning about 11 miles south of Delta Junction on May 6, 2019.

Red flag warning issued for Tuesday as Alaska Type 2 IMT assumes command of Oregon Lakes Fire

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for dry and windy conditions in Deltana and the Tanana Flats Tuesday, the same day the Type 2 Alaska Incident Management Team (IMT) Green Team will take over the management of the Oregon Lakes Fire. The IMT will develop short and long-term strategies to stabilize this […]

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Photo provided by BLM Alaska Fire Service personnel that flew over the fire midday Thursday and reported the fire was backing, creeping and sometimes running in an area that is interspersed with lakes – some of which still had ice.

Oregon Lakes Impact Area Fire grows to an estimated 3,500 acres

The Oregon Lakes Impact Area Fire near Fort Greely has grown to an estimated 3,500 acres as it continues to move north through grass and downed trees left from a 2013 fire. BLM Alaska Fire Service personnel flew over the fire midday Thursday and reported the fire was backing, creeping and sometimes running in an area that is […]

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