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Photo of the Kuyukutuk Fire (#224) is burning in tundra about 17 miles north of Russian Mission and Marshal on June 10, 2019. It is estimated to be 15 acres in size.

BLM AFS working on two fires in Western Alaska

BLM Alaska Fire Service responded to a new fire about 17 miles north of Russian Mission today while work continues on the Lake Minakokosa Fire (#221) burning 50 miles east of Kobuk. Two fire Boss aircraft and eight smokejumpers are working on the roughly 15-acre Kuyukutuk Fire (#224) after it was detected using satellite imagery […]

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Graphic showing Fire Boss aircraft dropping water and Alaska smokejumpers during a training jump.

BLM AFS Smokejumpers, water-scoopers keep busy on Western Alaska fires

The BLM Alaska Fire Service Galena Zone responded to several new fires in Western Alaska the past few days. After successfully suppressing one fire near Unalakleet on Sunday, smokejumpers and water-scooping Fire Boss aircraft worked on two fires Monday – the Darby Mountains Fire (#216) about 15 miles northwest of Koyuk and the Lake Minakokosa […]

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Rain aids suppression efforts on Warren Creek Fire in northwest Alaska

3:30 p.m. June 13, 2016 – The more than 150 wildland firefighters working to suppress the Warren Creek Fire burning in northwest Alaska received assistance from Mother Nature in the form of light rain Sunday night and Monday to help prevent any further spread of the fire. The size of the fire was officially listed at […]

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Warren Creek Fire shows minimal growth on Sunday; now approximately 3,500 acres

June 12, 2016 – A wildfire burning in a remote part of northwest Alaska has more than doubled in size but was still not posing a threat to any villages in the area. The Warren Creek Fire is now estimated at approximately 3,500 acres, an increase of more than 2,000 acres but most of the […]

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Warren Creek Fire now over 1,000 acres; still growing but moving to northwest

June 11, 2016 – The Warren Creek Fire burning in northwest Alaska continues to grow but the fire is now moving away from the villages of Kobuk and Shungnak. The fire was estimated at 1,174 acres as of late Friday night and has likely grown in size since then, according to Mike Roos, assistant fire […]

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