Tag Archives: Rampart

Limited fire activity in Tanana Zone

Today, firefighters on the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) and Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) in the Tanana Zone will continue breaking down and backhauling equipment to Rampart for return to the fire cache in Fairbanks; firefighters on both fires will continue mopping up and monitoring fire activity.  Yesterday, the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) saw minimal fire […]

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Wetting rain and gusty winds in Tanana Zone

Yesterday, the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) in the Tanana Zone received wetting rain again and saw gusty winds that brought down trees and created six-foot swells on the Yukon River near Rampart; the Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) also had gusty conditions but received no precipitation and fire activity was minimal.  Conditions on the Yukon River […]

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Wetting rain reached fires in Tanana Zone

Wildfires in the Tanana Zone received measurable rain overnight. Smoke remains visible on the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) and parts of the Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) , where firefighters continue to protect structures and native allotments. An estimated 50 miles of hoselay is in place and being monitored on the Grouse Creek Fire, which continues […]

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Wetting rain reaching fires in Tanana Zone

Wildfires in the Tanana Zone began receiving rain overnight. Some smoke is still visible on parts of the Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) and Grouse Creek Fire (#485), where firefighters continue to protect structures and native allotments. An estimated 50 miles of hoselay is in place and being monitored on the Grouse Creek Fire, where a […]

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Fires still active in Tanana Zone, public meeting today

Despite rain received in other parts of the central Interior, the two remaining staffed wildfires in the Tanana Zone received minimal or no precipitation, and both continue to burn. Smokejumpers continue point protection around structures on the Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) and observed fire growth yesterday via Sentinel 2 imagery. Crews on the Grouse Creek […]

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Firefighters on the Move in the Tanana Zone

Firefighters monitoring active fires Tuesday observed increased burning and smoke on several incidents. Eight smokejumpers were moved via helicopter from the Buster Creek Fire (#624) to the Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361), just to the southeast of Cosna River, and were joined by additional smokejumpers. A handcrew demobilized from the Grouse Creek Fire yesterday will be […]

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Tanana Zone staffing three fires, monitoring others

The Tanana Zone has a number of fires currently in monitor status, with crews also staffing three active wildfires: Buster Creek, Little Creek and Grouse fires. Rain and higher humidities have allowed crews to make significant progress in securing all fire perimeters and begin patrolling for remaining hotspots on each fire’s interior.  Buster Creek Fire […]

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Smoke outlook for 7/23 – 7/24: unhealthy air in some areas as smoke returns across Alaska

Heavier smoke returns to the Upper Yukon Valley and will primarily be moving south and west today, both from the large complex fires, as well as from the fires closer to Fairbanks and Denali. Some local areas will experience unhealthy conditions, especially in the mornings, including including Rampart, Fort Yukon, and parts of Denali National […]

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Sunset over forest and burning Boney Fire.

Fire crews make progress in the Tanana Zone

Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by overcast conditions Friday and Saturday, allowing fire crews to make progress on protection activities. As a high pressure system moves toward central Interior, winds are expected to increase. Southwest winds 10-20 mph are expected during the day. Wind gusts up to 25 mph may fan flames […]

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A map of active fires across Alaska on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Fire activity decreases due to mild temperatures in the Tanana Zone

Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by cloud layers on Friday. As a weather front approaches the central Interior, winds are expected to increase during the afternoon hours. Southwest winds 10-20 mph are expected during the day. Wind gusts up to 25 mph may fan flames on the east side of the Tanana […]

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