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Rain, snow, cooler temps dampen fire activity

June 11 Alaska Wildland Fire Update 12:00 p.m. – Thanks to rain and cooler temperatures prevailing across much of the state, there were no new wildland fires reported in Alaska on Wednesday, ending a string of 41 consecutive days dating back to May 1 with at least one new fire reported in the state. Significant […]

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Cold front sweeps across Alaska

Wildland fire roundup for June 10 12:00 p.m. —For the second time in as many weeks, a cold front coming out of the Arctic will bring rain and cooler temperatures across Alaska. A winter storm warning is in effect for the northeastern Brooks Range. Up to a foot of snow is forecasted for Atigun Pass. […]

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Wildland fire update for Tuesday, June 9

12:30p.m.—As work winds down on two lightning-caused, tundra fires in southwest Alaska, firefighters are bracing for fires in other parts of the state that are drying out. Red Flag Warnings for high fire danger have been issued today for the eastern Alaska Range, Deltana and Tanana Flats, and the Upper Tanana Valley/Fortymile country due to […]

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Wildland fire update for Monday, June 8

1:00 p.m. – Sporadic rain and cooler temperatures over the weekend continue to moderate fire danger over much of the state, including southwest Alaska where two large tundra fires have been burning for the past week. The 14,827-acre Whitefish Lake 1 Fire about six miles south of Kalskag is now 100 percent contained and the […]

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Wildland Fire update for Sunday, June 7

12:00 p.m. – A moderate rain, lasting for 30-45 minutes Saturday, was reported by personnel on both fires burning southwest of Aniak. Crews have turned their attention to the Bogus Creek Fire burning eight miles south of the Whitefish Lake 1 Fire that was contained Friday. Fire managers plan to take advantage of yesterday’s rain, […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup for Saturday, June 6th

12:00 p.m. – Despite scattered rain across much of the state, the fire danger in parts of the Interior and southwest Alaska remains high due to windy, drier weather and the threat of lightning. With the 15,200-acre Whitefish Lake 1 Fire about six miles south of Kalskag now 80 percent contained, firefighters in southwest Alaska […]

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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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