Tag Archives: Elliott Highway

Any Creek Fire north of Fairbanks 100% contained but much work remains

Continued cool, wet weather has allowed firefighters to fully contain the 44-acre Any Creek Fire (#236) located about 10 miles north of Fairbanks near Old Murphy Dome Road. After a third straight day of rain and cool temperatures, fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry declared the fire 100% contained as of Sunday night, […]

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Rain and toil put containment on Any Creek Fire north of Fairbanks at 70%

After a day of soaking rain and gritty work by firefighters, the 44-acre Any Creek Fire (#236) north of Fairbanks near Old Murphy Dome Road is now 70% contained. With more wet weather in the forecast, fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry are confident the fire located about 7 miles west of the […]

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Rain, hard work help boost containment to 35% on Any Creek Fire north of Fairbanks

With assistance from Mother Nature and a lot of hard work by firefighters, containment on the Any Creek Fire (#236) was bumped up to 35% as of Friday morning and that number should continue to climb in the next few days. The fire area about 10 miles north of Fairbanks and 7 miles west of […]

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No spread seen on Any Creek Fire north of Fairbanks despite warm, dry weather

Firefighters continue to hold the Any Creek Fire (#236) located 10 miles north of Fairbanks and 7 miles west of the Elliott Highway to its current footprint of 44 acres. The fire, located about three-quarters of a mile north of Old Murphy Dome Road, is 15% contained. There are 89 personnel working on the fire. […]

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Minimal fire activity reported on Any Creek Fire near Old Murphy Dome Road

Crews on Wednesday continued working hard to increase containment on the Any Creek Fire (#236) located about 10 miles north of Fairbanks near Old Murphy Dome Road. As of Wednesday morning, the fire remained at an estimated 44 acres with 15% containment. There were 89 personnel assigned to the fire and the Wolf Creek Interagency […]

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Winds stir up Any Creek Fire but containment lines hold; firefighters making headway

Firefighters continue to make good progress containing the Any Creek Fire (#236) located about 10 miles north of Fairbanks near Old Murphy Dome Road. The fire, located about 7 miles west of Elliott Highway and ¾ of a mile north of Old Murphy Dome Road, showed no significant movement on Monday. Winds associated with several thunder […]

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Firefighters take advantage of wetter, cooler weather to combat 50-acre Any Creek Fire near Fairbanks

Mother Nature lent a helping hand to firefighters working to contain the Any Creek Fire (#238) near Old Murphy Dome north of Fairbanks on Sunday but it remains to be seen how generous she will be. Rain, cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity than forecast helped to keep fire behavior moderated on the estimated 50-acre […]

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More than 130 firefighters working to contain 50-acre Any Creek Fire near Old Murphy Dome Road

Firefighters were back on the line early Sunday working to contain the lightning-caused Any Creek Fire (#236) located approximately 10 miles north of Fairbanks near Old Murphy Dome Road. The latest size estimate for the fire is 50 acres, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. More than 130 personnel are on scene, including five […]

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Hazardous Trees along Elliott Highway – Hess Creek Fire Update 7/12/19

Current Situation:  The two spot fires from the #HessCreekFire that crossed the Elliott Highway on Tuesday grew by five additional acres by the time firefighters finished constructing line Thursday evening. Suppression efforts were impeded by hazardous trees, which continued to fall across the fire line. Firefighters not engaged in full suppression of these spots on […]

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A photo of the Hayes Creek Fire (#301) taken by smokejumpers prior to deploying on the fire approximately 20 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Photo by Chris Dudley/Alaska Smokejumpers

Firefighters hold fire near Chatanika River north of Fairbanks to 2 1/2 acres

Firefighters are mopping up a small wildfire approximately 20 miles northeast of Fairbanks that was reported late Thursday afternoon. The 2 ½-acre Hayes Creek Fire (#301) is located approximately 1 mile north of the Chatanika River and 9 miles east of the Elliott Highway from Olnes Pond. The fire was reported as a one-half acre […]

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