Tag Archives: Delta Junction

South Fork Salcha fire now estimated at more than 8,000 acres

A mapping mission on Tuesday estimated the size of the South Fork Salcha Fire at 8,344 acres, an increase of nearly 5,000 acres from previous estimates, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The wildfire is located in a limited protection area approximately 25 miles north of Delta Junction and 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks. […]

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Large smoke columns from South Fork Salcha Fire attract attention in Fairbanks, Delta

A wildfire burning about 25 miles north of Delta Junction and 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks continues to attract attention due to the large smoke plumes it is producing that are visible from both Interior communities and the Richardson Highway. The lightning-caused South Fork Salcha Fire was reported late Thursday morning. It is burning in […]

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South Fork Salcha Fire blowing smoke into Fairbanks

A wildfire north of Delta Junction is blowing smoke into Fairbanks, North Pole and Salcha. The South Fork Salcha Fire was reported Thursday morning approximately 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks and 25 miles north of Delta Junction. The fire is approximately 2 miles north of the Pogo Mine Road at milepost 25. The fire is […]

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State forestry monitoring wildfire off Pogo Mine Road north of Delta Junction

A wildfire southeast of Fairbanks was reported to the Alaska Division of Forestry at 11 a.m. Thursday. The South Fork Salcha Fire is estimated at 100 acres and is burning approximately 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks and 25 miles north of Delta Junction. The fire is approximately 2 miles north of the Pogo Mine Road […]

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Forestry, local fire departments corral 25-acre grass fire near Delta Junction

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry, Fort Greely and Rural Deltana Volunteer Fire Department acted quickly to corral a 25-acre grass fire in Delta Junction on Thursday afternoon that closed Nistler Road for a short time due to heavy smoke. Smoke from a nearby grass fire crosses Nistler Road early Thursday afternoon near Delta […]

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Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service specialist Matt Kilgriff shoots a stream of flaming gel from the Terra Torch to burn piles of brush and trees as part of a prescribed burn project in U.S. Army Alaska’s Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely Nov. 4, 2016. The piles were created by U.S. Army Alaska hand crews working to remove dead and decaying vegetation and black spruce in an effort to reduce the chances of a wildfire on military lands.

Army, BLM Alaska Fire Service fight fire danger with fire

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska – A report released Dec. 15 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that the likelihood of a severe fire season in Alaska, similar to 2015 when more than 5.1 million acres burned, has risen significantly – 34 to 60 percent – due to human-caused climate change. According to the Alaska […]

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Alaska’s first wildfire of 2016 reported near Delta Junction

Alaska’s first wildfire of 2016 was reported south of Delta Junction on Monday. The fire was ignited by live-fire training on military land approximately 10 miles south of Delta Junction and was reported to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks at 12:55 p.m.by range control personnel from the Donnelly Training Area. Firefighters from the […]

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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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Delta Area Fires update; July 13

Delta Area Fire Update Friday, July 10, 2015 Fire Information Office – 907-244-9376 HealyLakeFireInfo@gmail.com Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM. to 10:00 PM. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ Follow us on Facebook: Healy Lake Fire 2015 Fire Information Blair, AFS: The lightning-caused Blair Fire has grown to over 32,000 acres. The fire has been exhibiting active and extreme fire behavior […]

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Blair and La Grande fire update

  1:00 p.m.—Cooler temperatures and wetting rains have assisted with the firefighting efforts in the area. The Type 3 Incident Management Team that had been managing the Blair and La Grande fires transitioned the fires to a Type 4 organization on 7/1. Blair Fire: Minimal fire behavior has been reported. Smoky conditions may affect surrounding […]

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