Tag Archives: North Robertson Fire

Crews mopping up 15-acre wildfire next to Richardson Highway near Birch Lake

Wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are mopping up a 15-acre wildfire that closed the Richardson Highway near Birch Lake for a short time on Friday night. The MP 308.5 Richardson Hwy Fire was reported by a passing motorist on the north side of the highway at 6:25 p.m. Smoke and flames were […]

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North Robertson Fire near Tok now 85 percent contained

Firefighters made a big push Friday in their work toward containment of the North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. Containment is now at 85 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. As hot and dry conditions persisted over the 832-acre fire, crews pulled hose lays deeper […]

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Containment increases to 65 percent on North Robertson Fire along Alaska Highway near Tok

The North Robertson Fire passed the test of a hot, dry, and breezy day on Thursday afternoon. Crews were spread out along the fireline keeping an eye out for flare-ups that could challenge the containment lines of the wildfire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. Containment is now at 65 […]

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Containment increases to 60 percent on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters continue making good progress improving the perimeter of the North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway near Tok. Their work Wednesday increased containment of the 832-acre fire to 60 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire, burning about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles […]

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Lightning triggers 19 new starts in BLM AFS’s Galena Zone Tuesday

BLM Alaska Fire Service’s Galena Zone experienced 19 new starts Tuesday due to a rash of lightning hitting the southwestern Yukon River corridor. The new starts occurred in either limited – the lowest priority – and full management option areas. Many of these new fires were discovered along the western coast from Unalakleet to Point […]

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Containment at 50 percent on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters used Tuesday’s sunny, warmer weather to their advantage as they reached 50 percent containment of the 832-acre North Robertson Fire burning near Tok, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire, burning along the Alaska Highway about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles west of the Alaska […]

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Firefighters continue mop up on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters are shifting into mop-up mode on the North Robertson Fire. The fire, burning along the Alaska Highway about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1350. Containment was reported Tuesday morning to be 40 percent by the Alaska Division of Forestry. The […]

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Firefighters search for hot spots, begin mopping up on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters continue to build and improve containment lines around the 832-acre North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. More than 200 firefighters are working on the fire, which started on June 1 about 2 miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1350. As of Monday morning, the […]

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Containment increases to 40 percent on North Robertson Fire along Alaska Highway

Cloudier, wetter weather has reduced fire behavior on a wildfire burning along the Alaska Highway near Tok, allowing firefighters to increase containment from 10 to 40 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The North Robertson Fire, reported on June 1, is burning approximately 2 miles west of the highway near Milepost 1350. The […]

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Crews make good progress on North Robertson Fire; containment at 10 percent

Firefighters continue to gain ground on a wildfire burning along the Alaska Highway near Tok. As of Saturday morning, the North Robertson Fire approximately 30 miles northwest of Tok was estimated at 1,036 acres and was 10 percent contained, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. There are 204 personnel working on the fire. The fire […]

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