Twelve smokejumpers and two water-scoopers were dispatched to take care of two lightning-caused fires Monday – one burning 25 miles north of Galena and the other 11 miles northwest of Venetie.
Ninemile Lake Fire
With little rain in sight, work continues on Yukon Flats fires
Firefighters continue to make progress and get close to containment of three staffed fires in the Yukon Flats. This will be the last update on these fires unless conditions significantly change.
No new fires started, rain helps firefighters in northeastern Interior Alaska
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Rain helped cool all four staffed fires in northeastern Interior (including the Isom Creek Fire (#187) burning near the Dalton Highway Yukon River Crossing) helping firefighters make progress toward containment. No new fires were sparked yesterday in… Read More ›
Smokejumpers, Water Scoopers Subdue Fire Near Venetie
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Smokejumpers, aided by water-scooping aircraft, were able to get around a new lightning-caused fire burning 25 miles northeast of Venetie today. The Flooded Lake Fire (#288) was one of two new-lightning caused fires Thursday in the BLM… Read More ›
Lightning Ignites One New Fire in Northeastern Interior
(Fairbanks, Alaska) –Fire behavior was relatively calm in northeastern Alaska but gusty winds overnight stirred some fire behavior. Lightning ignited one new fire burning on the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Three fires are staffed in northeastern Interior Alaska, but… Read More ›
Weather Helps Firefighters on Yukon Flats Fires
(Fairbanks, Alaska) –Weather has cooperated with firefighters in northeastern Alaska, allowing firefighters to make significant progress on fires. Scattered showers, higher relative humidity and light winds reduced fire activity, but conditions remain extremely dry in the Yukon Flats. For the… Read More ›