Tag Archives: Goldstream Valley
Map shows the Shovel Creek Fire perimeter in red against a green topographic background, with Shovel Creek to the east and 7 Mile Trail to the west

Cooler, wetter weather helps on Shovel Creek Fire; Alaska Type 2 team takes charge

Cooler temperatures and higher relative humidities on Sunday helped moderate fire behavior on the Shovel Creek Fire (#319), burning approximately 20 miles northwest of Fairbanks. As of Monday morning, the fire which is 3 miles north of Murphy Dome was estimated at 650 acres and there were 146 personnel working to contain the fire, which […]

Continue reading

Dramatic Wind Shift Pushes Shovel Creek Fire to the North

A dramatic wind shift produced by a passing thunderstorm Saturday night caused the Shovel Creek Fire (#319) northwest of Fairbanks to burn through an old retardant line and push north toward cabins along the Chatanika River, prompting an aggressive, late-night aerial response by firefighting personnel to slow the advance of the fire. The fire, which […]

Continue reading