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Columns of smoke rise Thursday evening, July 18, 2019, from where a helicopter has dropped plastic spheres that ignite to catch a broad area black spruce on fire. The tactical firing operation is removing the fuels ahead of the Frozen Calf Fire (#367) to the northeast of Chalkyitsik. Sam Harrel/Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team

Upper Yukon Zone: High potential for fire growth today

Fire continues to exhibit extreme behavior in parts of the Upper Yukon Zone, which continues to be one of the warmest areas in the state, with relative humidity between 20-30 percent. Continued warm temperatures have dried fuels considerably. Indices that measure fuels and how receptive they are to fire remain in the high to very […]

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Dramatic Wind Shift Pushes Shovel Creek Fire to the North

A dramatic wind shift produced by a passing thunderstorm Saturday night caused the Shovel Creek Fire (#319) northwest of Fairbanks to burn through an old retardant line and push north toward cabins along the Chatanika River, prompting an aggressive, late-night aerial response by firefighting personnel to slow the advance of the fire. The fire, which […]

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Graphic: Where to go to help you know. Wildland Fire Mobile Cheat Sheet.

Where you go to help you know; wildland fire mobile apps cheat sheet

Wildland Mobile Technology Cheat Sheet July 28, 2016  – These days, a world of information is at our fingertips. Here’s a list of mobile applications widely used within the fire and aviation management community. The cheat sheet, provided through the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center, is based off of feedback and field information from pilots […]

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