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Firefighters continue work to contain Kobe Fire near Anderson

Firefighters are continuing to construct containment line and mop up hot spots on the Kobe Fire south of the Denali Borough community of Anderson. Smoke in the area dissipated on Saturday and aircraft were able to perform a reconnaissance flight of the fire area. The fire was mapped at an estimated 1,135 acres, a slight […]

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A brush truck from the Anderson Volunteer Fire Department is parked along Kobe Ag Road near the Kobe Fire on Friday morning, July 12, 2019 as members of the White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew gear up to head to the fire after arriving Friday morning. Photo by Chief Scott Thompson/Anderson Volunteer Fire Department

Kobe Fire near Anderson estimated at 1,200 acres; light rain, cooler temps tempering fire behavior

Wildfire managers for the Alaska Division of Forestry on Friday morning were formulating a plan of attack for a wildfire that forced the evacuation of two remote subdivisions about 10 miles south of the community of Anderson Thursday night. The Kobe Fire was estimated at approximately 1,200 acres on Friday morning, an increase of 700 […]

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Fire activity moderates on Zitziana River and Mooseheart fires

Scattered rain showers over night were reported on portions of the Zitziana River (#133) and Mooseheart (#204) fires. Forecasted weather calls for mostly cloudy skies and scattered thunderstorms over the area of both fires today. Smokejumpers are positioned on Iksgiza Lake to assess and prepare cabins for structure protection should the need arise. Firefighters continue […]

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Wildfire update: Activity increases on Zitziana River, Mooseheart fires; other fires winding down

An increase in fire activity was observed on the both the Zitziana River (#133) and Mooseheart (#204) fires Sunday afternoon. Significant activity was reported on the southeast and northwest corners of the Zitziana River Fire. The Mooseheart Fire, just to the west of the Zitziana, also became more active; mainly on it’s eastern side. An […]

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Round up of Alaska wildland fires

Cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, and patchy cloud cover has moderated fire behavior on the Mooseheart (#204) and Zitziana River (#133) fires burning west of Fairbanks. The 144 personnel assigned to the two fires have completed a pump and hose lay for an indirect fireline, continue with their mop up of firelines around the cabins […]

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Alaska firefighters wrapping up work on several wildland fires

Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service firefighters continue work on six staffed wildfires across Alaska. Cooler, wetter weather has moderated fire activity around the state allowing work to be completed on several of the fires. Here is a round up of the staffed fires currently in Alaska: Mooseheart Fire (#204) and Zitziana […]

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State forestry still working to confine coal seam wildfire near Healy

The Alaska Division of Forestry is continuing work to confine a wildfire ignited by a coal seam fire near Healy on Tuesday. The Louise Creek Coal Seam 2018 Fire was estimated at 763 acres as of Thursday afternoon, a decrease of more than 1,000 acres from previous estimates. The decreased acreage is a result of […]

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State forestry working to contain wildfire ignited by coal seam near Healy

The Alaska Division of Forestry is working to contain a nearly 2,000-acre wildfire that was ignited by a coal seam fire near Healy on Tuesday. The Louise Creek Coal Seam 2018 Fire is burning east of the Nenana River about 5 miles northeast of the community of Healy. The fire was mapped at approximately 1,900 […]

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Winds ignite coal seam wildfire east of Healy

The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to a wildfire east of Healy that was ignited by a coal seam. The Louise Creek 2018 Fire is estimated at 600 – 1,000 acres as of 9:30 p.m. The fire was fanned to life by windy conditions in the area and is located east of the Nenana […]

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Burnout operation conducted on Healy coal seam fire

The Alaska Division of Forestry conducted a burnout operation on the 2016 Louise Creek Fire, a 2,500-acre coal seam fire near Healy, on Friday. Under the guidance of Incident Commander Cameron Winfrey, firefighters with the White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew burned more than 1,000 acres along 3 miles of dozer line to the […]

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