Tag Archives: Fairbanks

Mushroom pickers discover hot spot from last summer’s Shovel Creek Fire

Mushroom pickers on Thursday discovered a small hot spot that overwintered from last summer’s Shovel Creek Fire northwest of Fairbanks. The mushroom pickers notified the Alaska Division of Forestry at 3:30 p.m. and flagged a trail to the hot spot so two prevention officers could locate it. The hot spot was located about one-quarter of […]

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Like Interior rivers, state forestry firefighters rise to the occasion to help fill sandbags for City of Nenana

While heavy rain last week brought a temporary halt to the wildfire season throughout much of the Interior, it caused rivers to rise dramatically and prompted flood warnings from the National Weather Service in many areas, including Nenana, where the Tanana River was predicted to reach flood stage on Thursday or Friday. So when Nenana […]

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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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Sixth lightning-caused wildfire discovered in Little Chena Valley east of Fairbanks

Firefighters find new fire north of Chena Hot Springs Road after demobilizing from five others

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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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Firefighters wrapping up work on five small wildfires in Little Chena Valley

More than a dozen firefighters continued work Monday and Tuesday suppressing and monitoring a cluster of five small wildfires that were started by lightning over the weekend in the Little Chena Valley north of Chena Hot Springs Road east of Fairbanks. Most effort was focused on the 2-acre Little Chena Fire, which is located about […]

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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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Any Creek Fire north of Fairbanks still at 50 acres; containment at 15%

The 50-acre Any Creek Fire (#236) burning about 10 miles north of Fairbanks showed minimal movement most of Sunday due to light rain on portions of the fire. The cooler, damper weather allowed firefighters to get hose lines completely around the perimeter of the fire. Containment is estimated at 15% as of this morning, according to the […]

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