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Lightning Ignites One New Fire in Northeastern Interior

(Fairbanks, Alaska) –Fire behavior was relatively calm in northeastern Alaska but gusty winds overnight stirred some fire behavior. Lightning ignited one new fire burning on the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Three fires are staffed in northeastern Interior Alaska, but most fires in the region not threatening people or property are being monitored. Temperatures remain […]

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Porcupine Fire Grows as Yukon Flats sees more lightning-caused starts

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Hot and dry weather lingers in the Yukon Flats, keeping it primed for new lightning-induced fires and high fire activity. Lightning sparked 16 new wildfires in the state, six of them in northeastern Alaska. Despite the lightning and gusty winds Sunday evening, localized showers and high relative humidity over most of northcentral […]

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Extreme weather conditions expected to spark new fires in Northern Interior Alaska

Lightning sparked new fires in the Northern Interior Alaska with more expected in the upcoming days due to an abundance of dry and warm weather. The U.S. National Weather Service Fairbanks Alaska has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of the Upper Yukon Zone from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday for abundant lightning in dry […]

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Hotshots mopping up Alfred Fire east of Stevens Village

Utilizing an aggressive water air assault, two hotshot crews and eight smokejumpers were able to stop the growth of a fire burning east of Stevens Village at 83 acres Thursday. However, due to the fire spotting outside the main perimeter, the firefighters will need to seek out and make sure these spot fires are extinguished before calling the Alfred Fire (#215) contained.

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Firefighters, aircraft working on fire 10 miles east of Stevens Village

Firefighters, aided by water bombing aircraft, are aggressively fighting an 83-acre fire burning about 10 miles east of Stevens Village. Eight smokejumpers, the BLM Alaska Fire Service Chena Hotshots and a variety of helicopter and airplanes are working to keep the lightning-caused Alfred Fire (#215) from a Native allotment within three miles. The fire is […]

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