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The McArthur Creek Fire near the Alaska/Canada border as seen from the air on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Photo by Peter Talus/Alaska Division of Forestry

Boundary River and McArthur Creek fires near Tok still growing

The Boundary River Fire (#362) approximately 40 miles southeast of Tok has grown to an estimated 8,000 acres, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire was started by lightning on June 23 and is burning west of the Nabesna River approximately 10 miles southwest of the village of Northway. The fire grew rapidly […]

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State forestry monitoring three lightning-caused wildfires east of Tok

The Alaska Division of Forestry is monitoring three lightning-caused wildfires east of Tok, one of which is visible from the Alaska Highway near the Canada border. The biggest of the three fires, the McArthur Creek Fire (#133), was reported on Tuesday and was estimated at 3,000 acres as of Thursday. It is located approximately 2 […]

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Early-season lightning strikes spark wildfires in Interior

Lightning has officially entered Alaska’s wildfire equation. Over the past two weeks, almost 5,000 lightning strikes have been recorded across Alaska, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks, which tracks daily lightning activity in Alaska. That number includes approximately 2,400 lightning strikes recorded on Monday, the highest single-day total of the season. There […]

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