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Sprinkler and hose line around a remote cabin in the Upper Yukon Zone.

Upper Yukon Zone: Allotment protection and initial attack continue

“Alaska is a big state, there are 20 minute fuels here,” Jake Livingston, Upper Yukon Zone acting Fire Management Officer said. Precipitation is forecasted for the Interior of the state, but there are areas that are very dry and may not receive substantial rain. Black spruce and hardwood trees continue to be extremely flammable and […]

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Trees torching on the Hadweenzic Fire.

Upper Yukon Zone: Initial attack response success

In the past few days initial response to new fires in the BLM Alaska Fire Service Upper Yukon Zone has successfully kept fires under 200 acres.  The Upper Yukon Zone, which covers the Northern Interior part of the state, has 60 active fires. In recent days trace amounts of rain have made it on to […]

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Tanana Zone fires see little growth; crews make progress on lines

Crews working across the Tanana Zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground.  Boney Creek Fire (#619) – 45 acres, 36 personnel, started on July 18 Crews have  put in saw line and hose lays around the entire […]

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