Tag Archives: Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Southwest Area Wildfire Update: More new lightning-caused fires; firefighters protecting two gold mines, one village, cabins and allotments

Eleven new lightning-caused fires were discovered in the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Southwest Area on Friday and more new fires are anticipated as a result of thousands of lightning strikes over the past three days. More than 1,500 lightning strikes were recorded in Alaska on Friday, down considerably from the two days previous when 10,000 […]

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Lightning ignites dozens of new wildfires in Southwest Alaska; more expected with more lightning

Widespread lightning has started at least 30 new fires since Thursday in the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Southwest Area around McGrath. A Red Flag Warning remained in effect for most of Southwest Area for more lightning on Friday and fire managers anticipate finding more new starts in coming days as a result of the recent […]

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This map shows the location of the approximately 10,000 lightning strikes that were detected in Alaska on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. A dozen new lightning-caused wildfires were reprted in Southwest Alaska on Wednesday.

Lightning strikes spark dozen new wildfires in Southwest Alaska on Wednesday

The Division of Forestry is actively managing numerous new and existing wildfires in Alaska’s Southwest Area. Twelve new, lightning-caused fire starts were reported in the wake of widespread thunderstorms Wednesday, increasing the number of active fires in the Southwest Area to 29. Red Flag warnings remain in effect for most of Southwest Alaska today for […]

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Lake Clark National Park & Preserve Lifts Burn Restrictions update, July 9

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve Lifts Burn Restrictions July 9, 2015 Port Alsworth, Alaska – Recent weather conditions have moderated fire danger enough that Lake Clark National Park has lifted burn restrictions, following the Alaska Division of Forestry’s cancellation of the burn closure for the area. While campfires are allowed in the park and preserve, […]

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Alaska National Parks Lift Fire Restrictions update, July 9

Alaska National Park Fire Restrictions Lifted  Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve have lifted fire restrictions – individual news releases for these parks are posted on the akfireinfo.com website. All National Park Service fire restrictions in Alaska have now been lifted. […]

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Current burning closures and restrictions in Alaska

7:45 p.m. – Here is a complete list of the burning closures and restrictions currently in effect in Alaska on state, private, municipal and federal lands, as of 4 p.m. June 19. Federal lands Possessing or discharging any kind of fireworks or pyrotechnic devise are always prohibited on federal land  All Alaska BLM lands […]

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All Open Fires Prohibited in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Port Alsworth, Alaska: Very high fire danger exists in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve due to a lack of recent precipitation, high winds and hot, dry weather. Park officials have determined that it is necessary to prohibit the use of all open fires and activities, which unduly increase the fire danger. The term “open […]

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Extreme Fire Danger: Lake Clark National Park and Preserve discourages use of campfires

Port Alsworth, Alaska –Fire danger in Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake region is very high and approaching extreme as prolonged hot, dry and windy weather has dried Park vegetation. These conditions mean that given an ignition source, new fires may readily start and spread quickly. Wildland fire managers discourage visitors and residents from lighting campfires […]

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High fire Danger in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Fire Advisory: Dry Conditions in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Port Alsworth, Alaska – Visitors and residents are reminded that elevated fire danger exists due to cured and dead vegetation in portions of the Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake region. These conditions mean that given an ignition source, new fires may readily start and […]

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