Little Albert Creek Fire

Work wrapping up on the Little Albert Creek Fire near Central

Firefighters are wrapping up work on the Little Albert Creek Fire (#206) burning about 5 miles west of Central. With more than 50% of the 536-acre fire contained Sunday night, the 20-person Snake River Valley #12 Type 2 Initial Attack crew demobilized Monday, leaving the job of making sure the fire is completely out to the BLM Alaska Fire Service Chena Hotshots. The Chena Hotshots anticipate having the job finished tonight and demobilizing Tuesday.

Activity slows on pair of fires in northeastern Alaska as BLM AFS keeps an eye out for new lightning-caused ignitions

Work is wrapping up on two fires in northeastern Alaska as BLM Alaska Fire Service keeps an eye out for new starts from lightning that have dotted the warmest and driest part of the state in the past few days. BLM AFS personnel will continue flying detection flights over areas that experienced lightning. Update on Little Albert Creek Fire; Olsons Lake Fire and Preacher Creek Fire burning in the Upper Yukon Fire Management Zone.

20-person firefighting crew added to battle Little Albert Creek Fire near Central

After a good day of work by firefighters and water-dropping aircraft, another crew will be added to help extinguish Little Albert Creek Fire burning about 5 miles west of Central. The eight smokejumpers on the fire are headed back to Fairbanks to rejoin the smokejumper pool available to quickly respond to new fires. Meanwhile, the 20-person Snake River Valley #12 Type 2 Initial Attack Crew from Oregon is enroute and will join the BLM Alaska Fire Service Chena Hotshots working to extinguish the fire.

Chena Hotshots to mobilize Thursday morning for new fire near Central

The BLM Alaska Fire Service Chena Hotshot Crew will mobilize Thursday morning for a new fire burning 7 miles west of Central. The Little Albert Creek Fire (#206) was estimated at 100 acres Wednesday evening and rapidly spreading through tundra and brush. The fire is not immediately threatening any structures or other sites of value. It is burning about two miles north of the Steese Highway at milepost 120.