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The Campbell River Fire burns to the southwest of the confluence of the Salmon Trout and Porcupine rivers Thursday, July 13, 2017, near the Canadian border in northeast Alaska. A fire break is visible in the foreground cut to protect Native allotments and the historic area of Old Rampart, an area from the days of riverboat trade between fur buyers and local trappers. James Higgins / BLM Alaska Fire Service

Hot, dry weather persists for northeast Alaska fires

Hot, dry weather persists over the northeastern Interior keeping wildland fire activity high today and tomorrow north of Fort Yukon and in Canada. Smoke from these fires has spread across much of Alaska the past several days. A cold front out of the northern Yukon Territory is forecasted to move into the northeast Interior forecast […]

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This satellite image shows the extent of smoke covering the state from fires burning in Alaska and Canada.

Firefighters continue their work on northeastern Alaska fires.

Smoke from fires north of Fort Yukon and in Canada spread across the Interior and south of the Alaska Range the past two days, but also provided a blanket keeping temperatures cooler and relative humidity higher than forecasted on many of these fires in northeastern Alaska. The fires are burning east of the Sheenjek River […]

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This graphic shows the Fine Fuel Moisture levels in Alaska for July 8, today and predicted for July 12 as provided by the Alaska Fire & Fuels Meso West weather information program.

Rains miss northeast Alaskan Interior as fires there continue to burn

Despite much of Alaska receiving rain today, the southeastern Brooks Range, Upper Yukon River, and surrounding uplands continues to be hot, dry, and windy. Gusty northeasterly winds were expected in the southeastern Brooks Range and Yukon Flats. Fires burning in the Upper Yukon fire management zone moderated slightly Sunday, but a shift in the wind […]

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Wind shift brings smoke from northeastern fires to other parts of Alaska

Saturday’s warm, dry weather across the Upper Yukon River and surrounding uplands increased fire activity on a majority of the fires burning east of the Sheenjek River and along the Canadian border. A shift in the wind Saturday evening to the northeast is driving smoke towards communities along the Yukon River and the Dalton Highway […]

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Red Flag Warnings persist for northeastern Alaska

Hot, dry and windy weather continues to plague the northeastern Interior of Alaska prompting a Red Flag Warning to be in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday. The area along the southeastern Brooks Range from Bettles to the Canadian border, along with the Upper Yukon and surrounding uplands are under a National Weather Service Red Flag […]

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The map shows the active fires burning in the northeastern and central parts of Alaska.

Northeastern Alaska continues to be the hot spot for wildfires

The northeastern and central parts of the state continue to be the hot spot for fires – both literately and figuratively. As of Thursday afternoon, there were six of the 84 active fires staffed. All of these fires fall within the BLM Alaska Fire Service’s Tanana and Upper Yukon fire management zones that are divided […]

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