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Crews continue to seek out hot spots on Chistochina River Fire

Crews continue mopping up the Chistochina River Fire (#381). They secured at least 50 feet in from the fire’s perimeter yesterday. The goal is to ensure the entire 98 acre fire is mopped up and all hot spots are extinguished. This should be enough work to keep the remaining crews busy until early next week. […]

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Chistochina River Fire 100% contained

As of Monday night, the Chistochina River Fire (#381) is 100 percent contained. Crews continue mopping up the fire that burned near Mile 36.5 Tok Cutoff since Friday. There has been no increase in acreage since firefighters and water-scooping aircraft caught the fire at 98 acres on Friday. Since then, crews have worked feverishly to […]

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BLM AFS smokejumpers responding to fire north of Minto

9 p.m., July 15, 2016 – BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers and aircraft are en route to a fire burning north of Minto and directly north of the Elliott Highway at milepost 106. Once there, they’ll be busy trying to contain the Starvation Creek Fire (#527) that is burning roughly 13 miles north of Minto […]

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Alaska crews spread out across four states in Pacific Northwest

What’s the difference between fighting fire in the Lower 48 and Alaska? Well, there are several differences but one of the biggest is steep terrain, evidenced by these pictures taken by Steve Theisen that show the Allakaket Type 2 Crew working on the Clearwater Complex near Kamiah, Idaho. The Clearwater Complex in northwest Idaho consists […]

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