Tag Archives: Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

First wildfire of the summer burning in Gates of the Arctic National Park

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The lightning-caused Chicken Creek Fire (#303) was discovered by detection aircraft the evening of Sunday, July 1. It is burning within the Gates of the Arctic National Park approximately 22 miles northeast of Bettles and 20 miles west of the Dalton Highway. It is 43.7 acres in size, but is expected to grow […]

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Lightning Ignites Lockwood Fire at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

July 15, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Kris Fister, kris_fister@nps.gov, (907) 455-0641 Lightning Ignites Lockwood Fire at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve FAIRBANKS, Alaska: An Alaska Fire Service detection flight discovered the lightning-ignited Lockwood Fire on Wednesday afternoon, July 15, 2015.  The fire is located northeast of Lockwood Hills, in a remote […]

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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Fire Ban Lifted update, July 9

Fire Ban Lifted at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve July 9, 2015 FAIRBANKS, Alaska: Effective immediately, open fires may be built as allowed by park regulations on all Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve lands. Rain and generally wet weather over the past several days, in combination with forecasted conditions, […]

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Current burning closures and restrictions in Alaska

7:45 p.m. – Here is a complete list of the burning closures and restrictions currently in effect in Alaska on state, private, municipal and federal lands, as of 4 p.m. June 19. Federal lands Possessing or discharging any kind of fireworks or pyrotechnic devise are always prohibited on federal land  All Alaska BLM lands […]

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