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Minimal activity reported on Nugget Creek Fire east of Fairbanks

Fire managers flew over the Nugget Creek Fire (#323) area on Saturday evening and reported minimal growth of the fire perimeter, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Visible smoke in the area is largely due to the consumption of unburned pockets of fuel within the fire interior. Fire activity along the northern edge near […]

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Nugget Creek Fire grows to almost 16,000 acres; crosses South Fork Chena River

Strong winds out of the west increased fire activity along the southeastern edge of the Nugget Creek Fire (#323) on Thursday night, followed by sustained rains throughout Friday that slowed fire progress. The fire has crossed the South Fork Chena River at the southern point and burned into the 2013 Stuart Creek Fire scar. Smoke […]

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Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry's Fairbanks Area office watch from a gravel bar as the Nugget Creek Fire backs down a hillside toward the Chena River near Mile 37.7 Chena Hot Springs Road on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Photo by Meg Cicciarella/Alaska Division of Forestry

Better mapping puts Nugget Creek Fire at estimated 6,900 acres

Firefighters were able to get a better look at the Nugget Creek Fire from the air on Monday and the new acreage estimate for the fire burning east of Fairbanks in the Chena River State Recreation Area is 6,900 acres, more than double the previous estimate, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The lightning-caused […]

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The east side of the Nugget Creek Fire backing north toward the Chena River as seen on Sunday, June 30. Photo by Omar Sutherland/Alaska Division of Forestry

Nugget Creek Fire growing but still south of Chena River and Chena Hot Springs Road

Firefighters on Sunday flew the fire and used infrared imaging capabilities to update the fire’s perimeter after it made a 3-mile run Saturday along the Chena Hot Springs River near mile 37.7 Chena Hot Springs Road. The fire, burning in a limited protection area in the Chena River State Recreation Area, is now estimated at […]

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