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Wildland Fire Roundup for Friday, June 5th

12:30 p.m. – Rain and cooler temperatures across the state continue to moderate chances for new wildland fires. Only one new fire was reported Thursday by the military. A .1-acre Machine 6 Fire on the Fort Wainwright Small Arms Range was extinguished by military personnel onsite. The fire is in monitor status. The 14,200-acre Whitefish […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup for Thursday, June 4th

12:00 p.m. — Precipitation through much of the state helped keep new fire starts down Wednesday. Four new fires were reported, the largest being the 30-acre Innoko River Fire, east of Grayling. Lightning caused that fire. Eight smokejumpers were deployed to protect allotments. Those firefighers got help from light precipitation on the fire. A helitack […]

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Alaska wildfire roundup for Wednesday, June 3

12:00 p.m. — Rain has dampened most of the fire danger across the state. With only one new fire reported Tuesday, Alaska’s firefighting remains focused on a series of lightning-caused fires in the Southwest region. A fire was reported Tuesday morning in McGrath’s community park. The human caused, .1-acre fire was quickly controlled and called […]

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Wildland fire roundup for Tuesday, June 2

12:30 p.m. — The bulk of firefighting effort in Alaska continues to be centered on a series of lightning-caused fires in the Southwest region. Three more lightning starts were discovered in the area on Monday to boost the number of lightning-caused fires to 14 since Sunday. None of the three new fires were significant and […]

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