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State Forestry releases 2020 Red Card and Refresher class schedules

The Alaska Division of Forestry has released its schedule of Basic Firefighter and Fireline Safety Refresher classes for the 2020 wildland fire season. Anyone interested in working as a Division of Forestry wildland firefighter or any support roles associated with wildland firefighting must possess an Incident Qualification Card, commonly called a Red Card, in accordance with the […]

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A map showing the areas where call campfires will be prohibited effective July 9, 2019.

State parks and forestry issue closure on campfires in Interior, Southcentral

No campfires will be allowed on state, private or municipal lands in Southcentral and Interior Alaska starting today, according to state forestry and parks officials who said extreme wildfire danger demands they preempt potential new ignition sources. The joint orders from directors of the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and the Division of […]

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Lightning strikes spark dozens of new wildfires across Alaska

After a slow start due to a cool and extended spring, Alaska‚Äôs wildfire season has begun in earnest as a result of warmer temperatures that has produced thousands of lightning strikes across the state the past two days. A total of 47 new fires were reported around the state on Monday and Tuesday, according to […]

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Crews mopping up 15-acre wildfire next to Richardson Highway near Birch Lake

Wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are mopping up a 15-acre wildfire that closed the Richardson Highway near Birch Lake for a short time on Friday night. The MP 308.5 Richardson Hwy Fire was reported by a passing motorist on the north side of the highway at 6:25 p.m. Smoke and flames were […]

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Firefighters responding to small wildfire near Dry Creek along Alaska Highway

A crew of firefighters is hiking in to suppress a small, lightning-caused wildfire reported near the community of Dry Creek near Mile 1376 of the Alaska Highway. The Dry Creek Ridge Fire is estimated at one-half acre and is about one-half mile off the highway, approximately 2.5 miles east of the community of Dry Creek. […]

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High fire danger requires vigilance over Solstice Weekend

June 17, 2016 – With the hottest temperatures of the summer heading into Solstice Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska are urging extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. Hot, dry weather for the last week has resulted in very high to extreme fire danger around much of the state, particularly […]

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