Tag Archives: fires in Alaska

Behind the Scenes in Galena – Alaska Fire Service

Known for its rugged independence, the BLM Alaska Fire Service Galena Fire Management Zone supports all BLM AFS efforts across 93 million acres in western Alaska – an area roughly the size of Montana. Located 400 river miles and 271 air miles from Fairbanks, the zone operates primarily on boat and air transportation for both […]

Continue reading

Chalkyitsik Complex: securing the half million-acre fire complex above the Arctic Circle

Tractor Trail 2 – #348, Frozen Calf Fire – #367, Bearnose Hill Fire – #407, Tettjajik Creek #424, Small Timber Lake Fire – #687 Firefighters continue Thursday mopping up the Chalkyitsik Complex, a 500,686 acre fire complex above the Arctic Circle. 416 firefighters and fire managers are assigned to the fire under Incident Commander Norm […]

Continue reading

Upper Yukon Zone temps highest in state, fuels fire activity

Temperatures in the Yukon Flats will range from 65-85 degrees. Low relative humidity will be 35-45% with winds out of the west at 5-10 mph. Any thunderstorms are predicted to be accompanied by showers. Thirty-four fires are burning within the Upper Yukon Fire Management Zone; most are not threatening people or property. Ten of the […]

Continue reading

Smoke Outlook for 7/15 – 7/16: We may see smoky conditions once again if temperatures increase

Whether or not you have received rainfall during the past few days has largely been determined by your location. Portions of Alaska have received strong rainfall while other locations such as the Upper Yukon area remain quite dry with active fire behavior. Weather has a very strong influence on fire behavior. When a fire is […]

Continue reading