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Wildfire near Tok now estimated at 730 acres

A wildfire southeast of Tok had grown to an estimated 730 acres as of late Monday night and firefighters will be trying to keep it in check today with another day of near-record high temperatures forecast in the eastern Interior. The Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) is burning approximately 38 miles southeast of Tok and 16 […]

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Smoky conditions expected to continue in eastern and central Interior

Smoke from wildfires in the central and western Interior continues to drift into the Tanana Valley and surrounding areas and is expected to persist into the weekend. The smoke is being produced primarily by the Mooseheart (#204) and Zitziana River (#133) fires that are burning about eight miles south of Manley Hot Springs and about […]

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Report: Human-caused climate change increases likelihood of severe fire seasons in Alaska

A report released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that the likelihood of a severe fire season in Alaska, similar to 2015 when more than 5.1 million acres burned, has risen significantly (34-60%) due to human-caused climate change. The 2015 Alaska fire season burned the second largest number of acres in Alaska […]

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State Forestry fire managers hope drop in winds will boost firefighters’ efforts on wildfire north of Palmer

Tuesday, Oct. 18 – 10:45 a.m. – Alaska Division of Forestry fire managers are hoping a decrease in winds will help firefighters increase containment on a 300-plus acre wildfire burning north of Palmer along the Glenn Highway. After three days of battling strong winds that have fanned the flames of the 328-acre Moose Creek Fire, firefighters […]

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Tetlin River Fire estimated at 700 acres; continues to pose threat to Tetlin village

The Tetlin River Fire near Tok is now estimated at approximately 700 acres and continues to pose a threat to the village of Tetlin as more than 100 firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service work to contain it. More crews were expected to arrive on the fire today and […]

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Could the 2015 Alaska fire season top the record year of 2004?

While the amount of acreage burned in Alaska during June of 2015 shattered the previous acreage record set in June of 2004 by more than 700,000 acres, it remains to be seen if this summer’s wildfire season will keep pace with or challenge the summer of 2004 in terms of total acreage burned. The 2004 […]

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