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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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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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