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Prescribed burning on the Small Arms Complex east of Fairbanks.

About 60% of prescribed burning to reduce the threat of wildfire on Interior Alaska military training lands complete

About 60 percent of prescribed burning to reduce the threat of wildfire on military training lands in Interior Alaska is complete with the rest targeted for completion sometime in the next two weeks – as long as the weather cooperates.

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

Starting as early as Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS), in cooperation with U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), could start setting prescribed fires on Fort Wainwright and the Yukon Training Area (YTA) to reduce the likelihood of a large wildfire on military training lands this summer. The areas identified for the prescribed […]

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Burning operations planned for military training lands in Interior Alaska to reduce wildfire threat

The snow is quickly melting in Interior Alaska. The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service and U.S. Army Alaska will soon implement multiple prescribed fires on military training lands in Interior Alaska. As conditions allow, prescribed burning in the Donnelly Training Area, Yukon Training Area, and Fort Wainwright may continue throughout the spring. #RxFire

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State forestry firefighters snuff out small wildfire in North Pole

Wildland firefighters in Fairbanks acted quickly to contain a small wildfire in the North Pole area on Friday. The Green Fire (#246) was reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. as a 1-acre fire burning in the vicinity of Lakloey Drive and Bradway Road. A helicopter from the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Fairbanks Area office responded with […]

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Graphic for prescribed burn at the Fort Wainwright Small Arms Complex starting on April 18, 2019.

BLM AFS, USARAK to conduct prescribed burn east of Fairbanks

Smoke may be visible from the Richardson Highway directly east of Fairbanks while the BLM Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), implement a prescribed fire plan for the Small Arms Complex between the Fort Wainwright Main Post and the Tanana River starting this week. Prescribed burning will begin as […]

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Map of burn piles that are targeted for burning sometime between Sept. 27 and Oct. 31, 2018.

BLM AFS, USARAK to burn debris piles on military lands

The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), will burn piles of woody debris on the Fort Wainwright Main Post and the Yukon Training Area east of Fairbanks. Burning operations will start as early as Thursday, Sept. 27 and may continue, as conditions allow, until […]

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Five Alaska wildfire crews heading south to assist in western states

With wildfire season cooling down in Alaska and heating up in the western United States, the Alaska Division of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service are deploying a handful of initial attack crews to the Lower 48 to assist with firefighting efforts there. Five initial attack crews will board a National Interagency Coordination Center jet in […]

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Smaller team managing Zitziana River and Mooseheart fires; three new fire starts

A small contingent of firefighters remain on the Zitziana River (#133) and Mooseheart (#204) fires Friday morning as command transfers to a Type 4 management organization. Due to forecasted weather and moderating fire activity, fire managers have been reducing the number of firefighters providing point protection for cabins and allotments in the areas around the […]

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Multiple aircraft help smokejumpers confine wildfire near Harding Lake to 3 acres

An aggressive aerial assault helped firefighters on the ground corral a small wildfire about 40 miles southeast of Fairbanks and 6 miles northeast of Harding Lake on Wednesday evening. An Alaska Division of Forestry engine crew patrolling near Harding Lake reported the Mosquito Creek Fire (#262) at 6 p.m. after spotting smoke in the area. […]

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More lightning means more wildfires in western, southwestern Alaska

Wildfire activity in Alaska continues to escalate as a result of thousands of lightning strikes in the western and southwestern parts of the state. Many of the new fires detected Wednesday are in remote areas designated as Limited protection zones and pose no threat. Those fires will be monitored by air. Fire officials describe the fire activity […]

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