Tag Archives: Galena Zone
The Khotol Fire burning 14 miles east of Kaltag roared back to life on Tuesday, putting up smoke and prompting fire officials to send 16 smokejumpers to provide protection for a nearby cabin and two Native allotments. Photo Courtesy Doug Downes//BLM Alaska Fire Service

Smokejumpers work on old fire after it roars back to life

Activity on a 1-1/2 month old fire burning 48 miles southeast of Galena picked up recently, prompting BLM Alaska Fire Service officials to send 16 smokejumpers Wednesday to protect a cabin and Native allotments from the Khotol Fire (#183). A load of eight smokejumpers parachuted near a cabin that was about 1.5 mile from the […]

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Rain takes edge off fire activity in southwest and western Alaska

Widespread rain has diminished wildfire activity in southwest and western Alaska the past two days, though several fires continue to burn and grow in size. Just about all the fires burning in the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Southwest Area and the BLM Alaska Fire Service’s Galena Zone received varying amounts of precipitation over the past […]

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BLM AFS works on fire near Anvik

Efforts are underway to suppress a wildfire burning about two miles southwest of Anvik. Eight BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers and two water scooping airplanes were busy working on the fire Sunday night after it was reported at about 7:30 p.m. Neither the village nor other structures are immediately threatened. The Deadmans Slough Fire (#162) […]

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Emergency firefighter crews from Chevak, Hooper Bay, Huslia and Kaltag line up to board a jet that will take them to the Lower 48 to work on wildland fires. Photo by Darla Theisen/Alaska Division of Forestry

Village crews help on Lower 48 fires

Sept. 2, 2016 – Five 20-person rural Alaska Emergency Firefighter (EFF) crews headed south late last week to help work on a handful of wildland fires burning in the Lower 48. Two crews from Chevak and one each from Hooper Bay, Kaltag and Huslia first landed in California near where the Alaska Interagency Management Team […]

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Map of Fire Management Zones. BLM Alaska Fire Service zones are in yellow.

BLM AFS sees 21 new fires Thursday

July 15, 2016 – For the second day in a row, there were more than 40 new fires in Alaska, most of them burning in a limited protection area in remote parts of the state. BLM Alaska Fire Service will launch detection flights throughout much of the zones that make up the upper half of […]

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Galena Area Fires update; July 13

July 13, 2015 Public Information Officer: Peri Suenram/transitioning to Erin Burkhammer & Mike Johnson  Phone: 907-987-9838 What: Galena Zone Fires Cause: Lightning Location: A series of fires are located on both sides of the Yukon River within the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone. The major firefighting efforts at […]

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Galena Zone Fires update, July 9

Contact: Public Information Officer: Peri Suenram Phone: 907-987-9838 What: Galena Zone Fires Cause: Lightning Location: A series of fires are located on both sides of the Yukon River within the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone, stretching over 150 river miles from east to west. The major firefighting efforts […]

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Galena Zone Fires update, July 2

 Galena Zone Fires Contact: Public Information Officer: Peri Suenram Phone: 907-987-9838 Contact Us: galenafires2015@gmail.com or http://inciweb.gov/incident/4327/ CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK AT GALENA FIRES Cause: Lightning Location: A series of fires on both sides of the Yukon River within the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone. The major firefighting […]

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Galena Zone Fires update, June 29

June 29, 2015 Contact: Public Information Officer: Bob MacGregor Phone: 907-987-9838 *Note New Phone* What: Galena Zone Fires Cause: Lightning Location: A series of fires on both sides of the Yukon River within the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone. The major firefighting efforts at this time are concentrated […]

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Galena Zone Fires update, June 28

Contact:  Public Information Officer: Bob MacGregor Phone: 907-656-6796 or 907-656-8282 What:  Galena Zone Fires Cause:  Lightning Location:  A series of fires on both sides of the Yukon River within the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone.  The major firefighting efforts at this time are concentrated on 6 fires on […]

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