Tag Archives: Little Creek Fire

Tanana Zone staffing three fires, monitoring others

The Tanana Zone has a number of fires currently in monitor status, with crews also staffing three active wildfires: Buster Creek, Little Creek and Grouse fires. Rain and higher humidities have allowed crews to make significant progress in securing all fire perimeters and begin patrolling for remaining hotspots on each fire’s interior.  Buster Creek Fire […]

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Fire burning in a forest. View from airplane.

Tanana Zone currently staffing three wildland fires

The Tanana Zone has a number of fires currently in monitor status. Crews are staffing three active wildfires including the Buster Creek, Little Creek and Grouse fires. Crews working throughout the zone have made significant progress in security all fire perimeters.  Buster Creek Fire (#624) – 112 acres, 8 personnel, started on July 18 Smokejumpers […]

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Tanana Zone crews continue momentum to secure fire perimeters

Crews working across the Tanana Zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines with the added help of recent precipitation. Little Creek Fire (#616) – 125 acres, 78 personnel, started on July 18 The Little Creek Fire has received a small amount of precipitation. Heavy saw work has been ongoing for firefighters working on […]

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Tanana Zone crews hold, improve fire lines

Crews working across the Tanana Zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground. Light precipitation with the potential of thunderstorms are anticipated.  Boney Creek Fire (#619) – 67 acres, 107 personnel, started on July 18 A flight over […]

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King salmon drying in fire camp.

Lightning experienced in the Tanana Zone; crews continue making progress to secure fire perimeters

Fire growth and activity has increased within the Tanana Zone. Crews working across the zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground.  Buster Creek Fire (#624) – 112 acres, started on July 18 Fire crews have been assigned […]

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Tanana Zone fire map.

Fire growth and activity continues throughout the Tanana Zone

Fire growth and activity has increased within the Tanana Zone. Crews working across the zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground.  Boney Creek Fire (#619) – 45 acres, 28 personnel, started on July 18 Crews have put […]

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Tanana Zone fires see little growth; crews make progress on lines

Crews working across the Tanana Zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground.  Boney Creek Fire (#619) – 45 acres, 36 personnel, started on July 18 Crews have  put in saw line and hose lays around the entire […]

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Burn area in the Boney Creek Fire.

Steady progress continues for firefighters assigned to the Tanana Zone

There are currently 32 active fires in the Tanana Zone. A Distributed Real-Time Infrared (DRTI) flight confirmed a new spot fire based on previous smoke reports. The Warm Springs Fire is located south of the Boney Creek Fire and currently is not threatening any structures and is more than 20 miles from the closest allotment.  […]

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Sunset over forest and burning Boney Fire.

Fire crews make progress in the Tanana Zone

Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by overcast conditions Friday and Saturday, allowing fire crews to make progress on protection activities. As a high pressure system moves toward central Interior, winds are expected to increase. Southwest winds 10-20 mph are expected during the day. Wind gusts up to 25 mph may fan flames […]

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A map of active fires across Alaska on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Fire activity decreases due to mild temperatures in the Tanana Zone

Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by cloud layers on Friday. As a weather front approaches the central Interior, winds are expected to increase during the afternoon hours. Southwest winds 10-20 mph are expected during the day. Wind gusts up to 25 mph may fan flames on the east side of the Tanana […]

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