June 23, 2022, Daily Update, 9:30 am The total complex size is 494,030 acres. There are over 219 total resources assigned to the various fires, including two Type 1 Hotshot crews, one Type 2 Initial Attack Hand crew, four helicopters… Read More ›
Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew
Update June 7, 2022 @ 4:30 pm The #KichatnaFire has grown to 112 acres. Two helicopters from the Mat-Su Alaska Division of Forestry based in Palmer have been dropping water to keep the fire in check and support ground personnel…. Read More ›
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.
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 ›