Tag Archives: Grouse Creek Fire (#485)

FINAL UPDATE: Fires in Tanana begin reducing crew numbers

Yesterday, firefighters on the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) and Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) in the Tanana Zone continued breaking down and backhauling equipment to Rampart for return to the fire cache in Fairbanks. Firefighters on the Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) plan to leave some equipment in place to support a faster response should fire activity […]

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Limited fire activity in Tanana Zone

Today, firefighters on the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) and Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) in the Tanana Zone will continue breaking down and backhauling equipment to Rampart for return to the fire cache in Fairbanks; firefighters on both fires will continue mopping up and monitoring fire activity.  Yesterday, the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) saw minimal fire […]

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Wetting rain and gusty winds in Tanana Zone

Yesterday, the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) in the Tanana Zone received wetting rain again and saw gusty winds that brought down trees and created six-foot swells on the Yukon River near Rampart; the Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) also had gusty conditions but received no precipitation and fire activity was minimal.  Conditions on the Yukon River […]

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Wetting rain reached fires in Tanana Zone

Wildfires in the Tanana Zone received measurable rain overnight. Smoke remains visible on the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) and parts of the Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) , where firefighters continue to protect structures and native allotments. An estimated 50 miles of hoselay is in place and being monitored on the Grouse Creek Fire, which continues […]

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Grouse Creek/Garnet Creek Fire Update for July 27, 2019

The Grouse Creek fire is approximately 50,418 acres and the Garnet Creek fire is approximately 9,043 acres with a total of 87 personnel. Grouse Creek (#485) Fire growth was moderated by the weather on Friday, overcast and light rain. Fire personnel scouted the northeast edge of the fire toward the Dalton Highway. Growth had not […]

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Troops on the move in Tanana Zone

As new fires continue to break during the Tanana Zone’s very active fire season, smokejumpers and crews are being pulled from earlier fires and reassigned to the new blazes. On Tuesday a load of eight jumpers working on the South Base Fire (#555), which had been discovered by a helicopter working another fire, provided four […]

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The Garnet Creek Fire (#576) as seen from the air on Monday, July 15, 2019, was burning about 12 miles southwest of Rampart, Alaska. The fire was started by lightning.

More fires up North

The fire season seems to be moving north. Of the 26 new fires reported over the past two days, ten were above the Arctic Circle, two of which were in the Tanana Zone. Isolated thunderstorms are expected in the central and eastern interior today, with high temperatures reaching the low 80s in the Yukon Flats […]

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New fire burning in Tanana Zone as skies begin to clear

Skies were clearer Sunday over the Tanana Zone as scattered showers tapered off and the sun came out. Showers and mainly wet thunderstorms are forecast today for the zone, but precipitation is expected to be spotty. These storms could linger over the next few days ahead of a change in the weather that is predicted […]

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Tanana Zone fires hide in their own smoke

Many of the fires burning in the Tanana Zone were hidden in smoke, causing veteran firefighters near the fires to rely on satellite imagery to provide essential information such as the distance the head of the fire had moved, or what part of the fire was most active.  The heavy smoke prevented use of aircraft […]

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Tanana Zone receives large dose of dry lightning

Alaska was hit with more than 10,000 lightning strikes in the last 24 hours, and the Tanana Zone received its share as dry lightning.  Two new fires were reported in the Tanana Zone on Wednesday, with 19 new fires statewide. Additionally, the dry wind from the northeast and downdrafts from thunderstorms have fanned flames from […]

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