Tag Archives: Denali Borough

Firefighters continue work to contain Kobe Fire near Anderson

Firefighters are continuing to construct containment line and mop up hot spots on the Kobe Fire south of the Denali Borough community of Anderson. Smoke in the area dissipated on Saturday and aircraft were able to perform a reconnaissance flight of the fire area. The fire was mapped at an estimated 1,135 acres, a slight […]

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State campfire closure lifted north of Alaska Range

With wildfire danger moderating in some parts of the state due to cooler, wetter weather, the Alaska Division of Forestry is lifting the campfire closure order that was put into effect last week on state, private and municipal lands in the following boroughs and geographic regions effective at noon on Sunday, July 14: Denali Borough […]

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An area burned in the Kobe Fire along Kobe Road as seen on Friday, July 12, 2019. Photo by Chris Noel/Denali Borough

Kobe Fire Update – July 13, 2019: Evacuation alerts reduced for town of Anderson, two subdivisions

Thanks to cooler, wetter weather and progress made by firefighters in containing a wildfire south of the Denali Borough community of Anderson, evacuation levels in areas around the fire have been reduced. The “Level 1: Ready” evacuation alert for the town of Anderson has been lifted while the “Level 2: Set” evacuation alert for the […]

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An area of black spruce that was burned in the Kobe Fire on Thursday night, July 11, 2019. Photo by Joe Chatfield

Cooler, wetter weather assists firefighters trying to tame 1,200-acre Kobe Fire

Firefighters began the process of building and plumbing containment lines around a 1,200-acre wildfire near the Denali Borough community of Anderson on Friday, just 16 hours after the fire forced the evacuation of two remote subdivisions west of the Parks Highway near Mile 275, about 85 miles south of Fairbanks. Thanks in part to cooler, […]

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A brush truck from the Anderson Volunteer Fire Department is parked along Kobe Ag Road near the Kobe Fire on Friday morning, July 12, 2019 as members of the White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew gear up to head to the fire after arriving Friday morning. Photo by Chief Scott Thompson/Anderson Volunteer Fire Department

Kobe Fire near Anderson estimated at 1,200 acres; light rain, cooler temps tempering fire behavior

Wildfire managers for the Alaska Division of Forestry on Friday morning were formulating a plan of attack for a wildfire that forced the evacuation of two remote subdivisions about 10 miles south of the community of Anderson Thursday night. The Kobe Fire was estimated at approximately 1,200 acres on Friday morning, an increase of 700 […]

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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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