Tag Archives: Military Zone
Map of the Yukon Training Area Moose Creek Project Area

North Star Fire Crew to burn woody debris piles near Eielson AFB

Starting as early as Monday, the BLM Alaska Fire Service North Star Fire Crew will burn piles of woody debris created to reduce the risk of wildfire on military training lands near Eielson Air Force Base. This effort is a collaboration between the BLM AFS and the U.S. Army Alaska. As conditions allow, the burning could continue through August. 

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Photo of Clear Creek Fire on June 2, 2020.

Rain, higher humidity calms Clear Creek Fire burning south of Fairbanks

June 6, 2020 update – After receiving a significant amount of rain this week, the Clear Creek Fire (#128) burning in the Tanana Flats Training Area 9 miles south of Fairbanks exhibited no fire activity and very little smoke during two flights this week The fire was flown both on Thursday and Saturday with a helicopter. On […]

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Photos of firefighters in a field with smoke.

Wildfire threat reduced on more than 68,000 acres of military training lands in Interior Alaska

Prescribed burning to reduce the threat of wildfire on military training lands in Interior Alaska was completed with approximately 30,000 acres burned to treat more than 68,000 acres.

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Burning planned on Donnelly Training Area to reduce wildfire threat near Delta Junction

Starting as early as Saturday, BLM AFS and USARAK will implemented prescribed fire in the DTA to reduce the wildfire threat near Delta Junction. Rx burns are fires that are intentionally set under controlled conditions to remove dry and dead grass and to lower the risk that wildfires could impact nearby communities.

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Decorative graphic for debris pile burning on military training lands.

BLM AFS, USARAK burn woody debris piles from fuel break on military lands near Delta Junction

Update on Feb. 21, 2020: BLM Alaska Fire Service personnel completed burning woody debris piles in the Donnelly Training Area West (DTAW) between Feb. 9-12. They were able to burn the remaining 54 large, machine-built piles on the far west section of the 21-mile fuel break created during a multi-year hazardous fuels reduction project on […]

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Firefighters continue to make progress on Ninetyeight Creek Fire

Firefighters on the Ninetyeight Creek Fire (#391) continue to make good progress laying hose around the perimeter of the fire burning near Salcha.  Significantly cooler, wetter weather forecasted for Sunday could help them hold the fire in check. The fire remains at 52 acres. Helicopters have been scooping buckets of water from the Salcha River […]

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Photo of a fuelbreak with hoselay near a Richardson Clearwater property.

Little fire activity visible during Tuesday flight over Oregon Lakes Fire

Personnel flying Oregon Lakes Fire on Tuesday reported minimal fire activity and some smoke coming from unburned interior pockets of vegetation within the fire’s perimeter. The fire burning in the Donnelly Training Area southwest of Delta Junction was placed in monitor status June 10 after the fire area received substantial precipitation. The fire area continues […]

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The map for the Oregon Lakes Fire from May 11, 2019 shows no growth in the fire area for the past few days.

Community meeting scheduled to discuss plan of action on Oregon Lakes Fire

The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team has scheduled a community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Delta Junction City Hall. Members of the team will give an update on the Oregon Lakes Fire’s progression and present their plan to initiate suppression efforts. Time will be available to answer questions about the fire. Despite Red […]

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Photo of Oregon Lakes Impact Area Fire (#077) burning in a limited fire protection area on military training lands southwest of Fort Greely.

BLM AFS, U.S. Army monitoring fire southwest of Fort Greely

BLM Alaska Fire Service and the U.S. Army Alaska are keeping an eye on the Oregon Lakes Impact Area Fire (#077) that grew to 4,000 acres due to warm weather over the past two days. The fire is mostly confined to an area burned in 2013, burning in grass and downed trees, according to BLM […]

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Graphic for Prescribed Fire Advisory for the Donnelly Training Area and Gerstle River Training Area.

BLM AFS and USARAK to Conduct Prescribed Burn Near Delta Junction

  The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK), will implement prescribed fires in the Donnelly Training Area (DTA) and the Gerstle River Training Area (GRTA) near Delta Junction starting as early as Tuesday, April 17. As weather conditions allow, prescribed burning may continue through […]

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