Tag Archives: Pikmiktalik river Fire

Change in weather should assist firefighters Southwest Alaska

Firefighters battling multiple lightning-caused fires in Southwest Alaska are finally getting a helping hand from Mother Nature in the form of cooler, wetter weather. Several fires have received varying amounts of precipitation and temperatures cooled considerably on Thursday night and Friday as a weather system moved in from the Bering Sea. The rain, higher relative […]

Continue reading

State forestry still contending with multiple fires in Southwest Alaska

The Alaska Division of Forestry continues work on containing and monitoring multiple lightning-caused fires in Southwest Alaska. As of Thursday evening, there were 15 active fires that had burned more than 42,000 acres in the Alaska Division of Forestry‚Äôs Southwest Area, which encompasses 88 million acres from McGrath to Dillingham. Seven fires are burning in […]

Continue reading

Southwest Alaska fire update for July 22

Here is a brief summary of wildfire activity in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Alaska: #381 Kagalurpak Lake (13 acres) – Declared out on 7/19/16 #419 Eenayarak River (1/2 acre) – Declared out on 7/20/16 #423 Three Step Mountain (10 acres) – Declared out 7/20/16 #442 Israthorak Creek (7,797 acres) – This […]

Continue reading