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Fire behavior remains active in Upper Yukon Zone

Four thousand lightning strikes were recorded in the last 24 hours in the Upper Yukon Zone, spread out widely over the region. Chalkyitsik was in a three way tie for high temperatures in the state at 83 degrees. Today’s high will approach 85 degrees, with low relative humidity around 30%. Wind is forecasted to be […]

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Photo of Members of the North Star Type 2 hand crew pick up brush piles in the village of Chalkyitsik, Alaska, on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Firefighters have completed their structure protection setup in the community of 57 residents. The Frozen Calf Fire (#367) and the Bearnose Hill Fire (#407) continue to grow toward the village. Sam Harrel/Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team

Upper Yukon Zone remains warm and dry

Hot and dry conditions remain over most areas of the Upper Yukon Zone. Temperatures are forecasted to be in the 80s over the next several days. Winds will generally be out of the west at 5-10 mph. Some isolated thunderstorms are still possible, but if they materialize, they will be accompanied by moisture. Gusty winds […]

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Funny River Fire update: 192,831 acres with 46% containment

10:00 AM May 29, 2014 No evacuation notices or alerts are in effect for the fire area. The Lower Skilak Lake Campground and boat launch are now open; burn ban remains in effect. Fire crews are taking advantage of the recent cooler and moist conditions as they continue to “mop-up” (extinguish all burning material) up […]

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Funny River Fire update: 183,294 acres with 30% containment

10:45 am May 28, 2014 All remaining evacuation advisories have been lifted for areas near the fire. Cooler, damper weather moderated fire activity on Tuesday which allowed firefighters to switch from defense to offence for the first time since the Funny River Fire started nine days ago. Crews reinforced the containment lines on the west […]

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