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Wildfire near Sutton is 25 percent contained; firefighters continue effort in harsh conditions

Sunday, Oct. 16 – 4:10 p.m. – A wildfire in the Matanuska Valley near Sutton is now 25 percent contained and firefighters continue to battle the blaze in harsh conditions. The Moose Creek Fire is now estimated at 300 acres, an increase of 84 acres from Saturday evening. The increase in acreage is due to better […]

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Rain over the Steamboat Creek Fire Helped with Fire Activity

Steamboat Creek Fire received some precipitation yesterday which reduced fire activity but a slight change in size at 19,328 acres. As the weather front moved in, winds shifted and smoke was impacting areas in the nearby region. Fire managers plan to keep the fire south and west of the Chitina River and are mobilizing vehicles […]

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Steamboat Creek Fire continues to make advances; now estimated at 12,000 acres

July 20, 3:30 p.m. – Approximately 50 community members of the McCarthy-Kennecott area attended a public meeting yesterday in McCarthy, where fire officials discussed and answered questions concerning the fire. Both Alaska Division of Forestry and National Park Service fire managers provided information on the current status of the fire, upcoming predicted fire weather, and […]

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Fires Continue to be monitored in the Copper River Basin

Fires from the recent lightning storms are continuing to burn in the Copper River Basin, but fire managers from the Alaska Division of Forestry and National Park Service have done an exceptional job with balancing suppression activities and managing fires for resource benefits. Fire is a natural process in the Alaska ecosystem which helps reduce […]

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NPS seeks public input for proposed wildland fire management plans in 4 Alaska parks

The National Park Service is soliciting public input on the proposed development of fire management plans for 28 park units nationwide including four in Alaska — Glacier Bay, Klondike Gold Rush, Kenai Fjords and Aniakchak. The NPS has prepared a scoping document that explains the purpose and need for developing a wildland fire management plan […]

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Denali National Park and Preserve Monitoring 13 Wildfires

For Immediate Release – July 27, 2015 Contact: Michelle Fidler – 907-644-3418 or Kathleen Kelly 907-683-9504 Denali National Park and Preserve Monitoring 13 Wildfires DENALI PARK, Alaska: Fire managers are currently monitoring 13 lightning-ignited wildfires burning in remote areas of Denali National Park and Preserve. There are no threats to park structures or sensitive resources […]

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Lightning Ignites Wildfire at Kobuk Valley National Park

For Immediate Release – July 25, 2015 Linda Jeschke – 907-442-8321 or Michelle Fidler -907-644-3418 Kotzebue, Alaska – The lightning-ignited Salmon River Fire was reported by a member of the public around 5 pm on July 23, 2015. As of July 24th the fire is estimated to be approximately 43 acres. It is located in […]

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Lightning-Ignited Wildfires at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

For Immediate Release – July 24, 2015 Michelle Fidler -907-644-3418 Lightning-Ignited Wildfires at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve NOME, Alaska – Lightning has ignited two wildfires at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. The lightning-ignited Tallowpot Fire started on July 19, 2015.  The fire was located near the mouth of Placer Creek. The fire had grown […]

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Eli River Wildfire Controlled at Noatak National Preserve

Noatak National Preserve News Release For Immediate Release – July 18, 2015 Linda Jeschke – 907-442-8321 Eli River Wildfire Controlled at Noatak National Preserve KOTZEBUE, Alaska – Firefighters have contained and controlled the Eli River Fire at Noatak National Preserve. The lightning-ignited Eli River Fire is located about 15 miles southeast of the village of […]

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Lightning Sparks Eli River Wildfire in Noatak National Preserve

Noatak National Preserve News Release For Immediate Release – July 17, 2015 Linda Jeschke – 907-442-8321 Lightning sparks Eli River wildfire in Noatak National Preserve KOTZEBUE, Alaska – At approximately 1 am on July 17, 2015 a private citizen from the village of Noatak reported a wildfire in Noatak National Preserve.  The lightning-ignited Eli River […]

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