The Alaska Type 1 Incident Management Team, two Alaska hotshot crews and more than a dozen Alaska Smokejumpers have been mobilized to the Lower 48 to assist with wildland fire management in the western United States.
Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew
After mobilizing two additional crews to the approximately 102-acre Loon Lake Fire on Monday, today’s objective is for the crews to connect a saw line that has been cut around part of the fire with hose lays that have been… Read More ›
Firefighters continue working to stamp out two human-caused wildfires burning in southwest Alaska, one near the coastal village of Pilot Point on the Alaska Peninsula and one near the village of Akiachak along the Kuskokwim River. Twelve smokejumpers from the… Read More ›
A wildfire that ignited as a result of an escaped dump fire near the village of Pilot Point on the Alaska Peninsula is now estimated to be at least 500 acres but all immediate threats to the village have been… Read More ›
Wildland firefighters from the Mat-Su Area Forestry station in Palmer have taken advantage of favorable conditions and have conducted two prescribed burns this week. The first is the Sitze Road 15-acre prescribed burn that initiated during favorable conditions Monday afternoon,… Read More ›
Having qualified and capable medical first responders among initial attack firefighters directly on the fireline is crucial to treating trauma in the field, especially in Alaska. Organized by BLM AFS, this three-week Basic EMT class is routinely offered to AFS and State of Alaska wildland firefighters who may be the only ones working on a remote fire.
Three Alaska wildland firefighting crews headed to the Lower 48 on Friday to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in the western United States. The three crews – the BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun and Chena interagency hotshot crews and… Read More ›
Start Date: 06/05/2020Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AK, near Dalton Highway and Yukon RiverCause: LightningFire Size: 12,180 acresContainment: 69%Total Personnel: 249 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Work continues even as management of the Isom Creek Fire downsized from the Alaska… Read More ›
June 7, 2020 – The Isom Creek Fire (#187) grew exponentially Saturday evening and crossed the Dalton Highway south of the Yukon River crossing. Despite two days of an aggressive air attack on the fire in the form of water-scoopers,… Read More ›
An approximately 120-acre wildfire burning in the Point MacKenzie area of the Mat-Su Valley is 25 percent contained and more than 50 firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are continuing work to increase containment. The Trumpeter Fire is burning… Read More ›