Tag Archives: Fort Wainwright

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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Crews digging in to contain wildfire in Rosie Creek area southwest of Fairbanks

Approximately 80 state and federal firefighters are working to contain a lightning-caused wildfire that ignited Sunday about 15 miles southwest of Fairbanks. A mapping mission late Sunday night estimated the size of the Livingston Fire at 167 acres, about half the size of the original estimate of 320 acres. The fire is located in the […]

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Map of area with area with the woody debris piles slated for burning outlined in green.

BLM AFS, USARAK to Burn Debris Piles on Fort Wainwright

The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Alaska, will burn debris piles in a wood cutting area on Fort Wainwright’s main post starting as early as Saturday, May 5. As conditions allow, burning may continue through May 31. Trained personnel will monitor the burn areas throughout the prescribed […]

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Rain continues to subdue wildfires in southwest, western Alaska

All the wildfires burning in the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Southwest Area between McGrath and Dillingham have received varying amounts of precipitation over the past three days, moderating fire behavior and reducing the threat to villages and values at risk. Of the 124,714 acres burned in Alaska as of Sunday morning, 119,115 of those acres […]

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