Fort Wainwright Garrison

Burn operations planned on military training lands in the Fairbanks North Star Borough to reduce wildfire threat

Starting as early as May 3, the BLM AFS, in cooperation with U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), will implement prescribed fires on Fort Wainwright and the Yukon Training Area (YTA) to reduce the likelihood of a large wildfires occurring on military training lands this summer. The areas identified for the prescribed burns in the Small Arms Complex on Fort Wainwright are immediately southeast of Fairbanks on the south side of the Richardson Highway. The areas scheduled for burning in the YTA are five miles north and two to 20 miles east of Eielson Air Force Base. The prescribed burning may continue through May 31, as weather conditions allow.