BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers are busy mopping up the Birch Creek Fire (#346) after they and assisting aircraft were able to catch the Birch Creek Fire at 15 acres Tuesday evening.
Midnight Sun Interagnecy Hotshot Crew
Twelve smokejumpers and two water-scoopers were dispatched to take care of two lightning-caused fires Monday – one burning 25 miles north of Galena and the other 11 miles northwest of Venetie.
Firefighters and aircraft were are busy Sunday working on two lightning-caused fires burning within 25 miles of Unlakleet with more firefighters slated to joint the effort after lightning became a big factor in new fire starts in Alaska this weekend…. Read More ›
Firefighters built fuelbreaks with hose lays around structures and native allotments in preparation for burning operations on the Mauneluk River Fire (#535). With fireline securing the north and south sides, the burnout is planned to hold the fire in place…. Read More ›
More firefighters will join the efforts on a tundra fire burning 17 miles north of Russian Mission after it grew to an estimated 700 acres Tuesday night. The BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun Interagency Hotshot Crew is mobilizing to… Read More ›
Firefighters took advantage of northerly winds that pushed smoke and flames south toward the Oregon Lakes Fire while conducting a burnout Tuesday evening. Work will continue today to fortify this new burned area. Aided by heavy equipment, crews will extend… Read More ›
BLM Alaska Fire Service’s Galena Zone experienced 19 new starts Tuesday due to a rash of lightning hitting the southwestern Yukon River corridor. The new starts occurred in either limited – the lowest priority – and full management option areas…. Read More ›
Click on photos to see image. Aug. 3, 2016 – Five 20-person Alaska firefighting crews boarded a jet Wednesday afternoon to join firefighting efforts in the Lower 48. The Division of Forestry Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) Gannett Glacier and White Mountain crews, the… Read More ›
June 12, 2016 – A wildfire burning in a remote part of northwest Alaska has more than doubled in size but was still not posing a threat to any villages in the area. The Warren Creek Fire is now estimated… Read More ›