Tag Archives: Galena Fire Management Zone
Map of Alaska showing fire and lightning strikes for June 4, 2020.

Lightning continues to ignite fires in Western Alaska

Lightning continues to sweep across Alaska and is blamed for leaving at least 57 new fires in its wake since Saturday. Most these new fires are in Western Alaska including the 15 new fires Wednesday in the BLM Alaska Fire Service Galena Zone that covers the northwestern section of the state. Most of the new […]

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The Tusikpak Lake Fire (#116) is burning through tundra grass about 16 miles east of Point Hope. It was estimated at 2,000 acres as of Monday afternoon. Photo by Ryan McPherson, BLM AFS

Smokejumpers enroute to 2,000-acre tundra fire near Point Hope

Smokejumpers are enroute to a tundra grass fire that has burned an estimated 2,000 acres about 16 miles east of Point Hope. The load of eight smokejumpers was sent to the Tusikpak Lake Fire (#116)┬áthat is burning in a modified protection area on ANSCA-corporation land and is within 2.5 of Native allotments. Because they are […]

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