Tag Archives: Palmer

State forestry firefighters mopping up small wildfire near Palmer

Wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are responding to a small wildfire in the Knik River Valley approximately 20 miles southeast of Palmer. The Friday Fire, estimated at three-tenths of an acre, was reported on the north side of the Knik River near Friday Creek late Monday night by residents on Knik River […]

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Wildfire southeast of Tok drawing swift response from state forestry

The Alaska Division of Forestry is currently responding to a wildfire southeast of Tok. The Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) was reported as a 20-acre fire at approximately 12:45 p.m. Monday. The fire is approximately 38 miles southeast of Tok and 16 miles southwest of the village of Northway. The smoke column is clearly visible from […]

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Smokejumpers, air tankers en route to wildfire near border station on Top of the World Highway

The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to a wildfire that could potentially threaten a remote border crossing station on the Top of the World Highway between Tok and Dawson City, Yukon. The fire, named the Top of the World Fire, was called in at 5:20 p.m. by officials at the Poker Creek-Little Gold Creek […]

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Lightning strikes spark dozens of new wildfires across Alaska

After a slow start due to a cool and extended spring, Alaska‚Äôs wildfire season has begun in earnest as a result of warmer temperatures that has produced thousands of lightning strikes across the state the past two days. A total of 47 new fires were reported around the state on Monday and Tuesday, according to […]

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Firefighters heading to wildfire threatening hunting lodge north of Talkeenta

Firefighters and two air tankers from the Alaska Division of Forestry are enroute to a wildfire that is threatening a hunting lodge and two cabins on a lake north of Talkeetna. The Prairie Fire was reported just after 3 p.m. Monday by the Talkeenta Flight Service. The fire is located about 40 miles northeast of […]

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Firefighters respond to wildfire northwest of Wasilla near Kahiltna River

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service worked late into the night to control a wildfire reported 80 miles northwest of Wasilla on Sunday. The 56-acre Kahiltna Fire was reported at around 6 p.m. Sunday by local pilots flying over the area. The fire was located in a modified protection […]

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East Fork Fire on Kenai Peninsula now estimated at 850 acres

A lightning-caused wildfire in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge more than doubled in size on Friday after increasing winds throughout the afternoon produced extreme fire behavior on the east and northeast sides of the fire. The latest size estimate on the East Fork Fire as of late Friday night was 850 acres. Most of the […]

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Wildfire on Kenai Peninsula grows but poses no immediate threat

A lightning-caused wildfire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge grew in size on Friday but firefighters were able to keep it from spreading south and west toward the Sterling Highway. As of 5:30 p.m., the East Fork Fire was estimated between 300-400 acres, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Most of the growth […]

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Wildfire along Alaska Highway drawing swift response from state forestry

A wildfire west of Tok along the Alaska Highway is drawing a swift and aggressive response from the Alaska Division of Forestry. Estimated at 300 acres, the North Robertson Fire is burning in black spurce about 2 miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1352, approximately 30 miles northwest of Tok. The fire is […]

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Rain and snow help push containment up to 83 percent on Moose Creek Fire north of Palmer

Friday, Oct. 21 – 10:25 a.m. – With a little help from Mother Nature, firefighters on Thursday continued to gain ground on a wildfire smoldering along the Glenn Highway north of Palmer. The 303-acre Moose Creek Fire is now 83 percent contained, according to a perimeter map released by the Alaska Division of Forestry on […]

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