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Wildland Fire Roundup for Friday, June 5th

12:30 p.m. – Rain and cooler temperatures across the state continue to moderate chances for new wildland fires. Only one new fire was reported Thursday by the military. A .1-acre Machine 6 Fire on the Fort Wainwright Small Arms Range was extinguished by military personnel onsite. The fire is in monitor status. The 14,200-acre Whitefish […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup for Thursday, June 4th

12:00 p.m. — Precipitation through much of the state helped keep new fire starts down Wednesday. Four new fires were reported, the largest being the 30-acre Innoko River Fire, east of Grayling. Lightning caused that fire. Eight smokejumpers were deployed to protect allotments. Those firefighers got help from light precipitation on the fire. A helitack […]

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Alaska wildfire roundup for Wednesday, June 3

12:00 p.m. — Rain has dampened most of the fire danger across the state. With only one new fire reported Tuesday, Alaska’s firefighting remains focused on a series of lightning-caused fires in the Southwest region. A fire was reported Tuesday morning in McGrath’s community park. The human caused, .1-acre fire was quickly controlled and called […]

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Wildland fire roundup for Tuesday, June 2

12:30 p.m. — The bulk of firefighting effort in Alaska continues to be centered on a series of lightning-caused fires in the Southwest region. Three more lightning starts were discovered in the area on Monday to boost the number of lightning-caused fires to 14 since Sunday. None of the three new fires were significant and […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup for Monday, June 1st

12:00 p.m. – The weather picture around the state is decidedly mixed, with everything from snow and rain reported in parts of Northern Alaska and the Interior to Red Flag Warnings in portions of the Interior and Western Alaska. Sixteen new fires were reported around the state Sunday. Eleven of those were lightning-caused fires in […]

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Wildland fire roundup for Sunday, May 31st

11:30 a.m. – Six new fires were reported Saturday, with the largest being a 30-acre human-caused fire burning southeast of Delta Junction. Helitack, engines, air attack, retardant tankers, and the White Mountain Fire Crew responded to the Cummings Road Fire. Retardant was used to create a line around much of the fire, with a dozer […]

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Wildland Fire roundup for Saturday, May 30th

11:30 a.m. – The military reported a fire off of the Oklahoma Impact Area 25 miles west of Delta Junction Friday evening. Smokejumpers along with air attack, tankers and scooper planes responded to suppress the 20-acre fire. The Alaska Fire Service is working closely with the Department of Defense to prevent the fire, burning in […]

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