Tag Archives: Fort Yukon

Mid Salcha Fire now 90 percent contained

July 23, 11:25 a.m. – Containment on the Mid Salcha Fire increased on Friday while the estimated number of acres burned decreased. Due to better mapping, the burned acreage total for the wildfire near the Salcha River south of Fairbanks is now estimated at 1,049 acres, down from the previous estimate of 1,164 acres, according […]

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Change in weather helps firefighters get foothold on wildfire near Salcha River

July 16, 5:45 p.m. – Mother Nature continued to aid firefighters working to suppress a wildfire threatening several cabins on the Salcha River south of Fairbanks on Saturday, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. A change in wind direction on Friday afternoon helped push the Mid Salcha Fire away from the river and cabins. […]

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Change in wind direction pushes wildfire near Salcha River away from cabins

July 15, 8:30 p.m. – A change in wind direction on Friday helped firefighters keep a wildfire burning south of Fairbanks along the Salcha River from advancing toward several recreational cabins along the river. The Mid Salcha Fire quadrupled in size on Friday from 350 acres to approximately 1,500 acres but west winds pushed the […]

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Alaska crews spread out across four states in Pacific Northwest

What’s the difference between fighting fire in the Lower 48 and Alaska? Well, there are several differences but one of the biggest is steep terrain, evidenced by these pictures taken by Steve Theisen that show the Allakaket Type 2 Crew working on the Clearwater Complex near Kamiah, Idaho. The Clearwater Complex in northwest Idaho consists […]

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Alaska firefighters headed to Lower 48

As Alaska moves into its seasonal rain pattern, wildland fire activity has moderated. The fire season in the Lower 48, however, is in full swing as the National Preparedness Level moved to five, the highest level of planning and organizing of resources in reaction to increasing fire danger. Firefighters from Alaska are answering the call […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Wednesday, July 1

Updated at noon #622 Marten Creek: 27 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24-25 miles northwest of Fort Yukon Tuesday: Demobilized four smokejumpers as the Upper Yukon #1 Type 2 Crew arrived. Minimal fire behavior was reported. Monday: Six smokejumpers were deployed to the fire. Fire was observed to have increased in acreage and is 75% active […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup for Wednesday, June 24

Compiled at noon on Wednesday. #605 Christian River #3: 150 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-63 miles north of Fort Yukon Tuesday: Fire was reported by aircraft. It is burning in white spruce with 100% active perimeter. It has been placed into monitor status. #604 Christian River #2: 275 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-60 miles north […]

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