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Small, remote wildfires keep AFS smokejumpers hopping

The BLM Alaska Fire Service deployed smokejumpers to two small wildfires on Wednesday and one on Tuesday to protect structures and evaluate fire activity. Eight smokejumpers were dropped on a small fire on the Tanana Flats about 20 miles south of Fairbanks on Wednesday to protect a military shelter cabin in the area. The Hadley […]

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BLM AFS firefighters mopping up two Interior Alaska fires

BLM Alaska Fire Service firefighters are mopping up two wildfires burning near the Canadian border. The Tchulkade Lake Fire (#254) was one of only two new starts in Alaska Wednesday. It is burning 22 miles southeast of Chalkyitsik and 65 miles west of the border. It was discovered at about 3:20 p.m. during a wildfire […]

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The lightning caused Pass Creek Fire (#245) has burned an estimated 20 acres as of Monday. Photo by Dustin Wessel//BLM AFS

BLM AFS smokejumpers working on wildfire near Canadian border

Four BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers are working on a lightning-caused wildfire near the Canadian Border. The Pass Creek Fire (#245) was spotted by BLM AFS personnel from the Upper Yukon Zone on a detection flight Sunday following a few days of lightning strikes in Alaska. It is burning in a modified protection option area […]

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Trout Fire on Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Showing Signs of Life

EAGLE, Alaska: The Trout Fire, which had no visible smokes for a couple of weeks, has come back to life and is now creating some smoke due to the hot, dry and windy conditions in Interior Alaska. The fire is in monitor status, and its acreage is unchanged at 376 acres. At this time it […]

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Lightning sparks fires over weekend around Eagle

May 26, 2015 1:00 p.m. – Rain, lower temperatures and higher humidity have helped moderate fire weather conditions in much of the state and, for the first time in two weeks there are no Red Flag Warnings in effect. Lightning over the weekend resulted in several starts in the Upper Yukon area north of Eagle. […]

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Seventy Mile Fire

The Seventy Mile Fire near Eagle, Alaska on Sunday, 5-24. The 200-acre fire was caused by lightning. The fire is moving to the northwest, away from Eagle and no structures or allotments are threatened at this time. BLM-AFS Photos/Chris Swisher  

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Wildland Fire Roundup – Have a safe Memorial Day!

  May 25, 2015 – Light rain and higher humidity have helped moderate the fire danger in parts of the state. However, lightning storms with little-to-no rain in the Eastern Interior sparked several fires in the Eagle area yesterday. Red Flag Warnings for more dry lightning are in effect through this evening for the Southeastern […]

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