For the first time since 2015, Alaska has recorded a 3 million acre fire season. It also reached this milestone in 2005, 2004, 1990, 1969, and 1957 since 1950 when accurate counting of acres began.
Fire Year 2022
Firefighters have departed the Hadweenzic Fire (#569) after completing mop-up work. Cooler, wet weather has expedited fire suppression and mop-up efforts in the Yukon Flats, prompting firefighters to depart the area for reassignment. Hadweenzic Fire (#569) – The final staffed fire… Read More ›
Summary: Northern Rockies Team 1 continues to work toward a comprehensive strategic plan to pass on to the next incident management team and local fire officials. As the access to burned and/or remote areas of the fire increases, collaboration with… Read More ›
Aerial firefighting is a dangerous job and few make the cut in this fast- paced adrenaline-fueled world. Water-scooping Single Engine Airtanker (SEAT) pilot Mikaela Young, a born and raised Alaskan, fits right in, with her desire to do anything that,… Read More ›
As a result of a swift response and favorable weather, fire resources were able to limit the spread of recent fires located near Rampart and Tanana. In the next few days these fires will be managed by the Bean Complex… Read More ›
Fires within the Paradise Complex received rain yesterday and overnight. Cooler temperatures resulted in limited fire growth. Structure and native allotment protection are top priorities around Lake Minchumina and to the west of the Leaf Fire (#385). Fire managers are… Read More ›
Fire Management Officer Dustin Widmer visits Fort Yukon as firefighters regroup for late season fires.
The first wave of a multi-day southwest flow of moisture reached the Yukon Flats yesterday afternoon bringing the forecasted cooler temperatures and moisture. This is anticipated to continue for the next several days. With a decrease in fire activity, and… Read More ›
Yesterday evening fire managers deployed fire resources to assist with suppression efforts on recent starts near the Rampart and Tanana areas. Smokejumpers, hotshots, air tankers, and water scoopers worked in conjunction to make considerable progress on the Elephant Fire (#561), Mission… Read More ›
Most of the staffed fires across the Upper Yukon Zone have achieved their objectives and fire managers are moving firefighters and equipment to other incidents. The wet weather forecasted for the next week is expected to bring additional relief but… Read More ›
Fires on the Paradise Complex saw low to moderate fire growth yesterday, and the same is expected for today. Hotshots and smokejumpers are still working in the community of Lake Minchumina to prepare structures and cut fire breaks around native… Read More ›