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Rain temporarily calms fire behavior on Boundary River Fire near Tok

Monday‚Äôs damp weather and overcast skies helped to moderate fire behavior on the Boundary River Fire burning approximately 40 miles southeast of Tok. The Boundary River Fire (#362), started by lightning on June 23, is estimated at 15,000 acres as of Monday night, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire is burning west […]

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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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An aerial photo of the 1,689-acre Boundary River Fire taken on Thursday during initial attack. Photo by Peter Talus/Alaska Division of Forestry

State forestry strategizing to manage 1,700-acre wildfire southeast of Tok

The Alaska Division of Forestry is formulating a plan to manage an approximately 1,689-acre wildfire southeast of Tok. The Boundary River Fire (#362) was reported at around 5 p.m. Sunday as a 1-acre fire burning in black spruce and tundra approximately 40 miles southeast of Tok and 12 miles southwest of Northway. Driven by wind, […]

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Firefighters conduct successful burnouts around allotments on Taixtsalda Hill Fire

Fire behavior was active again on Monday and the Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) southeast of Tok grew by another 3,000 acres. The fire is now estimated at 18,406 acres, an increase of approximately 3,000 acres. The fire, which started July 23, is burning in a remote area approximately 14 miles southwest of the village of […]

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Firefighters continue prepping allotments for possible burnout operation on Taixtsalda Hill Fire

Firefighters continue to set up protection measures around Native allotments and cabins threatened by the Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) in hopes of conducting burnout operations to widen and reinforce containment lines around them. The latest size estimate for the Taixtsalda Hill Fire is 14,428 acres, a decrease of more than 500 acres from Saturday, according […]

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