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State forestry still contending with three wildfires in southwest Alaska

The Alaska Division of Forestry continues to staff three stubborn, lightning-caused wildfires in southwest Alaska as conditions in that part of the state remain warm and dry. Firefighters remain engaged on the 650-acre Molybdenum Mountain Fire (#139) about 20 miles north of the Kuskokwim River village of Chuathbaluk and the 320-acre Reindeer Lake Fire (#191) […]

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Smokejumpers check each other's equipment before boarding an airplane bound for the William Slough Fire (#220) Saturday afternoon. Four smokejumpers parachuted in for point protection while the other four returned to the Alaska Smokejumper base at BLM AFS facilities on Fort Wainwright. Photo by Beth Ipsen, BLM AFS

Firefighters continue to wrap things up on fires as conditions moderate

Fire activity has moderated throughout much of Alaska thanks to a combination of decreased lightning activity and scattered showers in many places. While some places received wetting rain, others, such as Central Interior Alaska, remain dry and will likely stay that way for the next few days. BLM Alaska Fire Service staff are keeping an […]

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Wildfire near Fairbanks is fully contained; work continues on wildfires in Southwest Alaska

Firefighters completed mop-up work on a wildfire about 15 miles southwest of Fairbanks on Friday. All 62 personnel that remained on the 116-acre Livingston Fire (#113) were flown off the fire early Friday afternoon after it was declared 100 percent contained. The lightning-caused fire started on Sunday in the Rosie Creek area and threatened five […]

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More lightning means more wildfires in western, southwestern Alaska

Wildfire activity in Alaska continues to escalate as a result of thousands of lightning strikes in the western and southwestern parts of the state. Many of the new fires detected¬†Wednesday¬†are in remote areas designated as Limited protection zones and pose no threat. Those fires will be monitored by air. Fire officials describe the fire activity […]

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