4 p.m. June 13, 2016 – The last two crews working on a wildfire in a remote part of southwest Alaska were scheduled to be demobilized today. The 9,607-acre Medfra Fire, which started on May 29 as the result of… Read More ›
A wildfire burning in remote Southwest Alaska is now estimated at almost 10,500 acres but fire behavior has moderated considerably as a result of rain, cooler temperatures and rising relative humidity. The latest acreage estimate for the Medfra Fire as… Read More ›
A class of 24 cadets recently graduated from the Alaska Advanced Wildland Firefighter Academy held at the Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp near Fairbanks from April 24 to May 9. The Academy is sponsored by the Alaska Division of Forestry…. Read More ›
What’s the difference between fighting fire in the Lower 48 and Alaska? Well, there are several differences but one of the biggest is steep terrain, evidenced by these pictures taken by Steve Theisen that show the Allakaket Type 2 Crew… Read More ›
Normally, it’s tourists who flock to Alaska from the Lower 48 in the summer. This year, it’s been firefighters and other firefighting personnel. With Alaska on pace to set a new record for the number of acres burned by wildfires,… Read More ›
The Creamer’s Field Prescribed Burn will occur today, weather conditions permitting.
Weather conditions have delayed the Creamer’s Field prescribed burn. The next possible date for the burn, also weather dependent, is Monday, May 12. More information is at Creamer’s Field Prescribed Burn – news release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 5, 2014 (Fairbanks, AK) – The Alaska Division of Forestry plans to conduct a prescribed burn on Wednesday, May 7, at the Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge on behalf of the Alaska Department of… Read More ›