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Fires remain active as rain moves through Bristol Bay region

Dry conditions through the summer have allowed fires in the Bristol Bay region to remain active despite recent rains. Deep pockets of peat and duff continue to contain heat and are resistant to extinguish. Satellite-based detection equipment shows areas of heat remain on Ethel Creek Fire (#516), Pete Andrews Creek Fire (#457) and Lower Klutuk […]

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More rain on the way for fires in the Bristol Bay region

Iliamna Airport reported over 0.6 inches of rain fell Friday as the first of two weather fronts moved over fire areas in southwest Alaska. King Salmon and New Stuyahok both reported more than 0.3 inches of rain. The second wave is arriving today and is expected to bring widespread wetting rains along with strong, gusty […]

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Rain moderates fire activity in Bristol Bay region

The first of two weather fronts expected in Southwest Alaska has arrived, bringing rain to the fires burning near King Salmon, Levelock and New Stuyahok. The second wave, forecast for Sunday, is expected to bring even heavier rains to the drought-stricken area. The rains will not produce the season-ending rains needed but should temporarily moderate […]

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Fires remain active in southwest Alaska as dry conditions persist

Prolonged dry periods have resulted in drought conditions that are continuing to make wildfires in the Bristol Bay region extremely resistant to extinguishment. A change from dry weather is forecast for this weekend with the first wave of showers expected Friday evening. The second front is forecast for Sunday and is expected to bring wide-spread […]

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Persistent drought conditions keep fires active in southwest Alaska

Eight smokejumpers were deployed Monday evening to the Ethel Creek Fire (#516) located 53 miles northwest of Nondalton. The lightning-caused fire started July 11 in a Limited suppression area. The fire has grown to an estimated 18,126 acres and is spreading toward Native allotments along the Mulchatna River and Old Man Creek. The smokejumpers will […]

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New lightning start fire as firefighters secure Levelock

Lightning started another fire Friday in the Bristol Bay area. The Lower Klutuk Fire (#770) is about 10 miles southeast of New Stuyahok and over 15 miles northwest of Levelock. Aerial reconnaissance reported the fire to be 8-acres and actively burning in black spruce and tundra. The fire is not threatening any valuable assets and […]

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