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Dry conditions keep Tokaina fires active south of Glenn Highway near Tazlina Lake; state forestry monitoring

The Alaska Division of Forestry is continuing to monitor a group of four wildfires burning south of the Glenn Highway near Tazlina Lake. The Tokaina Creek, Tokaina 2, Tokaina 3 and Tokaina 4 fires are all burning in close proximity about 15 miles south of the Glenn Highway and 30 miles southwest of Glennallen. At […]

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Firefighters wrap up work on Klutina River Fire south of Glennallen

Firefighters finished work on the 195-acre Klutina River Fire south of Glennallen on Sunday as the last firefighters were ferried off the fire by boat and helicopter. The fire was completely demobilized and 100 percent contained as of 4 p.m., according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The Klutina River Fire started on July 8 […]

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What’s the difference between a state burn suspension and closure?

Understandably, there seems to be some confusion amongst the public regarding the campfire closure that was recently issued – and has since been rescinded – by the Alaska Division of Forestry and how that relates to burn suspensions. The first thing you need to know is that Division of Forestry burn closures and suspensions apply […]

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State campfire closure lifted north of Alaska Range

With wildfire danger moderating in some parts of the state due to cooler, wetter weather, the Alaska Division of Forestry is lifting the campfire closure order that was put into effect last week on state, private and municipal lands in the following boroughs and geographic regions effective at noon on Sunday, July 14: Denali Borough […]

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Members of the Alaska Division of Forestry's Gannett Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack Crew prepare to load their gear onto a jetboat to be transported across the Klutina River to the Klutina River Fire on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Photo by Danny Schmitz

State forestry mobilizing more firefighters to Klutina River Fire

Fire managers for the Alaska Division of Forestry are hopeful that more boots on the ground will help them get a leg up on a 176-acre wildfire burning along the Klutina River south of Copper Center. Two crews from Montana – the Bitterroot Hotshots and Lewis and Clark Type 2 Initial Attack Crew – were […]

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Firefighters working to contain 80-acre wildfire near Klutina River south of Glennallen

Eight smokejumpers were still trying to corral an 80-acre wildfire burning near the Klutina River south of Glennallen on Tuesday. The Klutina River Fire (#461) is located about 20 miles south of Glennallen, less than one-half mile east and south of the Klutina River, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire was called […]

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A map showing the areas where call campfires will be prohibited effective July 9, 2019.

State parks and forestry issue closure on campfires in Interior, Southcentral

No campfires will be allowed on state, private or municipal lands in Southcentral and Interior Alaska starting today, according to state forestry and parks officials who said extreme wildfire danger demands they preempt potential new ignition sources. The joint orders from directors of the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and the Division of […]

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Wildfire near Lake Louise controlled and contained

Firefighters have controlled and contained a 43-acre wildfire near Lake Louise that was knocked by water and retardant drops on Sunday night. Two Alaska Division of Forestry crews spent Monday and Tuesday mopping up the lightning-caused Lake Louise Fire reported at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Gannett Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack Crew and the Type […]

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Fireworks ban lifted in Western Alaska but still in effect for most of state

The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office, in consultation with the State Forester’s Office and in accordance with Alaska Administrative Code 50.025 Fire Code, has canceled the fireworks sales and use suspension in Western Alaska, including Dillingham, Bethel, McGrath, Nome, Kotzebue and surrounding communities.Until further notice, fireworks sales and use suspensions remain in effect in the […]

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Aircraft, smokejumpers corral 45-acre wildfire near Lake Louise

With assistance from a heavy aerial assault featuring multiple air tankers and water-scooping aircraft, eight smokejumpers were able to corral a lightning-caused wildfire near Lake Louise on Sunday night. The Lake Louise Fire was reported at 45 acres as of Monday morning, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire is located about 4 […]

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