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Crews head south for Lower 48 fires

Click on photos to see image. Aug. 3, 2016 – Five 20-person Alaska firefighting crews boarded a jet Wednesday afternoon to join firefighting efforts in the Lower 48. The Division of Forestry Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) Gannett Glacier and White Mountain crews, the Chugachmiut contract Type 2 IA Yukon crew and the two Type 2 training crews, the University of Alaska […]

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Alaska crews spread out across four states in Pacific Northwest

What’s the difference between fighting fire in the Lower 48 and Alaska? Well, there are several differences but one of the biggest is steep terrain, evidenced by these pictures taken by Steve Theisen that show the Allakaket Type 2 Crew working on the Clearwater Complex near Kamiah, Idaho. The Clearwater Complex in northwest Idaho consists […]

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Alaskans headed south to help with Lower 48 wildfires

July 17, 2014, 3 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Alaskan firefighting crews and personnel are headed Outside as wildland fire potential continues to decrease in much of the state. The Gannett Glacier and White Mountain Type 2 initial attack crews are on their way to north-central Washington. Nearly 100 Division of Forestry overhead personnel, supervisory positions, […]

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Pioneer Peak Hotshots lending a hand to Canadian neighbors

July 7, 2014, 3p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – The Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew, an Alaska Division of Forestry crew based in Palmer, has mobilized to the Northwest Territories of Canada. The crew left last Friday and reported to Kakisa, Northwest Territories, where they mopped up and reinforced lines around the village that had been evacuated […]

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