Weather permitting, the DOF’s Fairbanks Area Forestry office will start burning on October 4 and be done by October 29, said fire management officer Gordon Amundson. There are approximately 2,500 to 3,000 slash piles, each about 10 feet around and four feet tall. Local residents may see smoke from the burning.
Fairbanks Area Forestry
Firefighters continue working to fully contain two small wildfires burning on opposite sides of the Tanana Valley near Fairbanks. The 1-acre Rosie Creek Fire (#174), which was reported early Saturday afternoon in the Rosie Creek area about 14 miles southwest… Read More ›
A rapid aerial assault by water-bombing aircraft has helped tame a small wildfire in the Rosie Creek area south of Fairbanks in check while firefighters on the ground mobilize to further contain the blaze. The Rosie Creek Fire (#174) was… Read More ›
9 p.m. update (last update for June 13, 2020): Due to moderated fire behavior, the evacuation order for the O’Connor Creek Subdivision, which includes Hattie Creek Road, Resolution Road, Determination Drive, and Adit Lane, has been improved to a Level… Read More ›
Numerous firefighters and aircraft continue to work late Sunday evening after winds subsided and calmed a fire burning north of Two Rivers. Erratic wind pushed the Caribou Creek Fire (#255) through continuous black spruce until it was an estimated 500… Read More ›