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The Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta Junction puts up a large plume of smoke on Monday, July 8, 2019. Photo by Mike Goyette/Alaska Division of Forestry

Fire use module from Utah takes over Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta

A 10-person module of Utah firefighters assumed control of the Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta Junction on Tuesday. The fire was started by lightning on June 29 about 15 miles west of Delta Junction and has grown to an estimated 5,000 acres, based on a Tueday reconnaissance flight, according to the Alaska Division of […]

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The Rainbow 2 Fire about 15 miles west of Delta Junction as seen at around 3 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019. Photo by Mike Goyette/Alaska Division of Forestry

Smoke from Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta Junction draws attention

The Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta Junction flared up on Friday, producing smoke that was visible from Delta Junction and surrounding areas. The 291-acre wildfire had been quiet for the last few days but the recent hot, dry weather produced an increase in activity on Friday, generating phone calls to the Delta Area Forestry […]

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A photo of the Rainbow 2 Fire ataken at around 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019 shows minimal fire behavior following water and BlazeTamer drops on Sunday. Photo by Mike Goyette/Alsaka Division of Forestry

Water and BlazeTamer drops keep 220-acre wildfire west of Delta Junction in check

Aircraft pummeled a wildfire west of Delta Junction again on Sunday with water drops, as well as a water enhancer called BlazeTamer, to keep the fire from spreading. The Rainbow 2 Fire about 15 miles west of Delta Junction was estimated at 220 acres following an aerial reconnaissance on Monday afternoon. The fire was started […]

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The Rainbow 2 Fire burning approximately 15 miles west of Delta Junction and west of the Tanana River. Alaska Division of Forestry photo.

State forestry battling 100-acre lightning-caused wildfire west of Delta Juntion

Air tankers and water-scooping aircraft are responding to a lightning-caused wildfire west of Delta Junction across the Delta River near Delta Creek. The Rainbow 2 Fire was reported at 5 p.m. shortly after lightning moved through the area and had grown to an estimated 50 acres by 5:30 p.m. It had grown to an estimated […]

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Photo of a fuelbreak with hoselay near a Richardson Clearwater property.

Little fire activity visible during Tuesday flight over Oregon Lakes Fire

Personnel flying Oregon Lakes Fire on Tuesday reported minimal fire activity and some smoke coming from unburned interior pockets of vegetation within the fire’s perimeter. The fire burning in the Donnelly Training Area southwest of Delta Junction was placed in monitor status June 10 after the fire area received substantial precipitation. The fire area continues […]

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Photo of three firefighters walking a protection line constructed in the Richardson Clearwater community north of the Oregon Lakes Fire on June 3, 2019.

Final daily update for Oregon Lakes Fire

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 34,499 Personnel assigned: 89 Crews assigned: 3 (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA, North Stars Type 2) Cause: human, under investigation Management of the Oregon Lakes Fire will be transferred to the BLM Alaska Fire Service Military Fire Management Zone on Monday. With the final property protection […]

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Early-season lightning strikes spark wildfires in Interior

Lightning has officially entered Alaska’s wildfire equation. Over the past two weeks, almost 5,000 lightning strikes have been recorded across Alaska, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks, which tracks daily lightning activity in Alaska. That number includes approximately 2,400 lightning strikes recorded on Monday, the highest single-day total of the season. There […]

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The map for the Oregon Lakes Fire from May 11, 2019 shows no growth in the fire area for the past few days.

Community meeting scheduled to discuss plan of action on Oregon Lakes Fire

The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team has scheduled a community meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Delta Junction City Hall. Members of the team will give an update on the Oregon Lakes Fire’s progression and present their plan to initiate suppression efforts. Time will be available to answer questions about the fire. Despite Red […]

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Map of the area where the Oregon Lakes Fire is burning on the Donnelly Training Area about 11 miles south of Delta Junction on May 5, 2019.

Type 2 Incident Management Team mobilizing for Oregon Lakes Fire

Due to the unseasonable dry fuels and forecasted windy and warmer weather, an incident management team is mobilizing to strategically plan efforts on the Oregon Lakes Fire burning about 11 miles south of Delta Junction. A Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) from Alaska will start assembling on Monday and take over the management of […]

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