Tag Archives: Long Lake Fire

More lightning means more wildfires in western, southwestern Alaska

Wildfire activity in Alaska continues to escalate as a result of thousands of lightning strikes in the western and southwestern parts of the state. Many of the new fires detected Wednesday are in remote areas designated as Limited protection zones and pose no threat. Those fires will be monitored by air. Fire officials describe the fire activity […]

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Map of Long Lake Fire (#150) three miles east of Huslia.

Firefighters battling fire threatening Huslia

The BLM Alaska Fire Service is busy battling a fire threatening the village of Huslia. The Long Lake Fire (#150) was spotted at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday by a BLM AFS firefighter aboard an aircraft shuttling supplies and personnel from Galena to Huslia where they were staged for the Deniktaw Ridge Fire (#117). The Galena Zone […]

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Tok Area Fires update, July 19

Tok Area Fires Update for July 19, 2015 (Tok, AK) – Another day of windy conditions and warm temperatures amplified fire activity in the interior of the Tetlin Hills and Long Lake Fires. Firefighters will take advantage of the increased cloud cover today to continue containment objectives and engage in site protection missions. Long Lake […]

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Tok Area Fires update, July 18

Tok Area Fires Update for July 18, 2015 (Tok, AK) – Afternoon winds in the Tok area increased fire activity on the Chisana 2, Long Lake and Tetlin Hills Fires yesterday. Due to the warming trend, smoke can be seen from the Alaska Highway. Containment lines continue to hold on the fires despite the warmer […]

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Tok Area Fires (Long Lake & Tetlin Hills) update, July 13

(Tok, AK) – Wildfires in the Tok area received rain yesterday which moderated fire activity. Crews took advantage of the cooler weather to increase containment objectives on the Long Lake and Tetlin Hills Fires. The Chisana Fire is reported at 39, 110 acres and will remain in monitor status. Long Lake Fire – The cooler, […]

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Tok Area Fire updates (Long Lake, Tetlin Hills), July 12

July 12, 2015: 1100  hours Tok Area Fires Update for July 12, 2015 (Tok, AK) – The Long Lake Fire will start direct line construction with Type 2 IA crews.  Tetlin Hills Fire crews continue to expand contentment lines.  The Chisana Fire is reported at 39,110 acres and will remain in monitor status.  Long Lake […]

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Tok Area Fires update, July 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2015: 1100  hours Tok Area Fires Update for July 11, 2015 (Tok, AK) – Command of The Long Lake Fire has transitioned to Clinton Northway, incident commander of a local Type 3 team. During the heat of the day a new fire west of the southern perimeter was discovered. A […]

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Tok Area Fire updates, July 10

Tok Area Fires as of Wednesday July 10, 2015@ 1130 hours No new fires in the Tok area yesterday 403 Tetlin Hills Date Started:  6/20/15: 1800 Current Acreage:  1878 No change Containment:  23% contained Management Option:  Full Summary:  The combination of extremely steep terrain and muddy aftermath due to rain is making working conditions difficult. […]

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Tok Area Fires update, July 9

Tok Area Fires as of Wednesday July 9, 2015 @ 1130 hours Fire acreage levels are still approximately 1 week ahead of 2004 No new fires in the Tok area yesterday CONTACT: Rita Baysinger, Public Information Officer, (303) 345-8576, tokareafires@gmail.com 403 Tetlin Hills           Date Started: 6/20/15 @ 1800     […]

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