Tag Archives: Delta Junction

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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State Forestry releases schedule of statewide firefighter training classes

The Alaska Division of Forestry will be holding wildland firefighting training classes at different locations around the state in April and May. The classes are for veteran firefighters who already have a Red Card, as well as rookie firefighters looking to begin a career in wildland firefighting. Classes are scheduled at Area Forestry offices in […]

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Map of burn piles slated for burning starting as early as Friday. The burn piles are located south of Delta Junction.

BLM AFS, U.S. Army to burn debris piles on military lands south of Delta Junction

The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), will be burning piles of woody debris on the Donnelly Training Area south of Delta Junction and the Gerstle River Training Area southeast of Delta Junction. Burning operations may start as early as Friday, Oct. 26 and […]

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High winds turn house fire into 9-acre wildfire in Delta Junction

Wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are mopping up a 9-acre fire in Delta Junction today after a structure fire spread into the wildlands Monday night. The state forestry office in Delta Junction was notified of a structure fire on Hanson Road at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday. A helicopter and engines from […]

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Firefighters mopping up 250-acre wildfire near Delta Junction

Firefighters are mopping up a wildfire that broke out near Delta Junction on Friday and burned an estimated 250 acres before it was brought under control. The North Eielson Fire was reported at approximately 1:15 p.m. off Tanana Loop Extension northeast of Delta Junction. The fire was originally thought to be caused by a tree […]

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State forestry responding to wildfire off Tanana Loop Extension in Delta Junction

Firefighters from the Division of Forestry and local fire departments are battling a wind-driven wildfire in the Delta Junction area that was caused by a tree falling on a powerline. The North Eielson Fire was reported to the Division Forestry office in Delta at about 1:15 p.m. Friday off Tanana Loop Extension northeast of Delta […]

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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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