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Chalkyitsik Fuels Build-up Index hits record high

Rainfall across Alaska continues to avoid the Upper Yukon zone, with conditions at extreme levels predicted to drive fire activity across the Yukon flats.The Buildup Index (BUI) is the best indicator of seasonal severity and overall flammability in the boreal forest here in Alaska, representing deeper drying in the duff layers and greater fuel availability. […]

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A comparison of 2015 to 2004

  This satellite image shows the wildfire situation east of Fairbanks on June 29, 2004.  That year is generally considered to be the worst Alaska fire season on record.  During June 2004 alone, a total of 216 fires and 1,153,257.9 acres burned.  By the end of 2004, Alaska’s total acres-burned reached 6,590,140 acres.  It was a […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup – Have a safe Memorial Day!

  May 25, 2015 – Light rain and higher humidity have helped moderate the fire danger in parts of the state. However, lightning storms with little-to-no rain in the Eastern Interior sparked several fires in the Eagle area yesterday. Red Flag Warnings for more dry lightning are in effect through this evening for the Southeastern […]

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