Tag Archives: Richardson Highway

Change in weather helps firefighters get foothold on wildfire near Salcha River

July 16, 5:45 p.m. – Mother Nature continued to aid firefighters working to suppress a wildfire threatening several cabins on the Salcha River south of Fairbanks on Saturday, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. A change in wind direction on Friday afternoon helped push the Mid Salcha Fire away from the river and cabins. […]

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Change in wind direction pushes wildfire near Salcha River away from cabins

July 15, 8:30 p.m. – A change in wind direction on Friday helped firefighters keep a wildfire burning south of Fairbanks along the Salcha River from advancing toward several recreational cabins along the river. The Mid Salcha Fire quadrupled in size on Friday from 350 acres to approximately 1,500 acres but west winds pushed the […]

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Wildfire near Salcha River grows to 700 acres; firefighters contending with high winds

A wildfire threatening multiple cabins on the Salcha River south of Fairbanks is now estimated at 700 acres and firefighters are working furiously to keep the blaze in check, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Firefighters are being challenged by high winds that are pushing the fire north/northeast toward the river and cabins. Two […]

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Intensity of wildfire near cabins on Salcha River lessens, but still poses threat

July 14, 9:45 p.m. – A lightning-caused wildfire threatening multiple cabins on the Salcha River is now estimated at 175 acres but the intensity of the fire has diminished due to cloud cover and higher relative humidity as a result of rain showers in the area, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Two air […]

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Firefighers attacking wildfire threatening several cabins on Salcha River

July 14, 6:30 p.m. –¬†Firefighters are attacking a lightning-caused wildfire threatening several cabins on the Salcha River south of Fairbanks, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The Mid Salcha Fire was reported at around 4:30 p.m. and had grown to about 100 acres as of 6 p.m. The fire is located about 15 air […]

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Retardant tankers slow spread of lightning-caused wildfire burning near Tok Cutoff

July 13, 8 p.m. – The spread of a lightning-caused wildland fire burning near Mile 50 of the Tok Cutoff has been slowed with assistance from air retardant tankers. The 40-acre Cutoff Fire was less than a mile from the scenic 125-mile highway that connects the Alaska and Richardson highways between Tok and Glennallen but […]

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