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Map of lightning and active fires burning on the Seward Peninsula.

Lightning causes 16 new fires on Seward Peninsula

Smokejumpers and water-scoopers are working on a handful of fires in the Deering area after BLM Alaska Fire Service had 16 new fire starts on the Seward Peninsula within a little more than three hours Wednesday. All are a result of lightning strikes that crisscrossed the Seward Peninsula Wednesday and all were reported between a […]

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Photo of a Fire Boss airplane dropping water in front of the Kuyukutuk River Fire (#224) on June 14, 2019.

BLM AFS continues work on three fires in Western Alaska

Of the 21 active fires burning in BLM Alaska Fire Service protection area that covers most of the northern half of the state, the only three staff are in the Galena Fire Management Zone. As of today, 63 fires have burned 54,590 acres in BLM AFS protection area – most of which were consumed in […]

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Graphic showing Fire Boss aircraft dropping water and Alaska smokejumpers during a training jump.

BLM AFS Smokejumpers, water-scoopers keep busy on Western Alaska fires

The BLM Alaska Fire Service Galena Zone responded to several new fires in Western Alaska the past few days. After successfully suppressing one fire near Unalakleet on Sunday, smokejumpers and water-scooping Fire Boss aircraft worked on two fires Monday – the Darby Mountains Fire (#216) about 15 miles northwest of Koyuk and the Lake Minakokosa […]

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