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Columns of smoke rise Thursday evening, July 18, 2019, from where a helicopter has dropped plastic spheres that ignite to catch a broad area black spruce on fire. The tactical firing operation is removing the fuels ahead of the Frozen Calf Fire (#367) to the northeast of Chalkyitsik. Sam Harrel/Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team

Smoke Outlook for 7/19 – 7/20: Fire weather generally moderate; Upper Yukon still extreme

Cooler weather and rainfall have decreased fire activity in some Alaskan communities, while dry and warmer temperatures continue to promote fire activity elsewhere across the state. There are currently 215 fires burning across Alaska, producing varying amounts of smoke that has the potential to travel large distances in some cases. Residents who have known health […]

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Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires morning update for Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stetson Creek Fire Acres:  212  Containment:  80% Today’s objectives:  All crews are on the fire today for mop-up, rehabilitation of the line and removing surplus equipment.  On Sunday, June 28, the Chugach National Forest will assume management of the fire. Juneau Lake Fire Acres:  580 Containment: 80% Today’s objectives:  The fire will be monitored from […]

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Firefighter doing well after bear encounter

On June 22, 2015 Chugach National Forest, Glacier District Ranger Tim Charnon had an encounter with a sub-adult brown bear.  He is doing well because of bear awareness training and emergency response protocols. The Chugach NF provides extensive training for employees on how to react to bears.  Response depends on the situation such as whether […]

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Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake Fires Morning Update June 24, 2015

Stetson Creek Fire is currently at 212 acres and 60% contained. Today’s objectives: Weather is conducive to identifying additional areas of heat and smoldering before cooler, damper weather returns.  Crew will continue building line around the fire’s edge.  Mop-up continues around the existing containment line to the north and south. This is expected to continue for […]

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Funny River Fire update: 196,598 acres with 60% contained

Saturday, June 07, 2014 9:21 AM Current fire acreage 196,598 acres with 60% contained. 171 personnel are assigned to the incident. Tim Soliday’s Type 3 Team assumed command at 0700, June 6, 2014. Three crews and two helicopters are assigned to the fire. Residents will continue to see smoke columns burning within the fire perimeter […]

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Notices to Airmen over the Funny River Fire

June 1, 6p.m. Fire officials are reminding pilots that a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), NOTAM 4/3147, is still in place over the Funny River Fire. This TFR applies to all general aviation traffic and is required for safe operations of ongoing fire suppression activities. Even though the smoke is no longer present, fire aviation assets […]

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Funny River Fire update: 193,243 acres with 58% containment

9:30 AM June 1, 2014 Community Barbeque for Firefighters from 6 – 8 PM Sunday at the Sport Center in Soldotna The Kenai Peninsula and the Funny River Fire received wetting rain Saturday along with 15 to 25 mile per hour winds that were gusting to 45 mph. The winds knocked out electric power and […]

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Campfires allowed in developed campsites on the Kenai Peninsula

May 31, 2014 6:30 p.m. Open campfires are now allowed only in developed campsites in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula State Parks, and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula. Campfires must be in a metal fire grate provided by a state or federal agency in a developed campsite. Use of personal […]

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The Burn Closure for the Kenai Peninsula has been lifted

May 31, 2014 12:00 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Due to recent rainfall, increased relative humidity, and favorable changes in the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) indices, the burn closure on federal, state and private lands within Game Management Units 7 and 15 (the entire Kenai Peninsula) is rescinded. This is effective at 12:01pm, […]

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Funny River Fire Update and Map

ALASKA INTERAGENCY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TYPE 2 TEAM Rob Allen, INCIDENT COMMANDER FIRE INFORMATION PHONE: (907) 714-2484 FACEBOOK: Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team INCIWEB: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3878/ EMAIL: funnyriverfire@gmail.com 9:30 am May 25, 2014 FUNNY RIVER FIRE UPDATE 123,649 acres with 20% containment On Saturday strong southwesterly winds associated with Red Flag Warning weather conditions tested containment lines […]

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