Personnel could start ignitions as early as Thursday The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) and U.S. Army Alaska (USARAK) will soon implement multiple prescribed fires on military training lands in Interior Alaska. Burning could begin as… Read More ›
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.
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… Read More ›
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.
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.
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›