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Smoke from wildfires in western Interior blows into Fairbanks and areas north

No new fires were reported in the BLM Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) protection area on Sunday but two fires burning in the western Interior between Kaltag and Tanana remained active. Smoke from those fires is being blown into Fairbanks and areas north of Fairbanks, a scenario that is likely to continue for the next […]

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New wildfires continue to pop up in northern Alaska

Wildfire season continues to persist in northern Alaska with the discovery of three new lightning-caused fires in the BLM Alaska Fire Service‚Äôs protection area on Friday. Two new fires were found in the Upper Yukon Zone and one was reported in the Tanana Zone. Surveillance aircraft discovered the Lower Birch Fire (#359) along the Yukon […]

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BLM AFS busy with Yukon River fires

July 16, 2016 – The BLM Alaska Fire Service has been busy with fires along the Yukon River corridor that were threatening structures upriver from Rampart and burning near a Bible camp downriver from Tanana. A load of eight smokejumpers are divided between the Telegraph (#532) and the Telegraph 2 (#534) fires that are one […]

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Alaska crews spread out across four states in Pacific Northwest

What’s the difference between fighting fire in the Lower 48 and Alaska? Well, there are several differences but one of the biggest is steep terrain, evidenced by these pictures taken by Steve Theisen that show the Allakaket Type 2 Crew working on the Clearwater Complex near Kamiah, Idaho. The Clearwater Complex in northwest Idaho consists […]

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Middle Yukon Fires/Ruby Area Fires Update; July 17

Middle Yukon Fires/Ruby Area Fires Update July 17, 2015 Contact: Public Information Officer: Mike Johnson Phone: 907-987-9838 *Note–we cannot access the voicemail What: Middle Yukon Fires/Ruby Area Fires Cause: Lightning Location: A series of fires are located near Ruby, Alaska on the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone. The […]

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Galena Zone Fires update, July 11

July 11, 2015 Contact: Public Information Officer: Peri Suenram Phone: 907-987-9838 What: Galena Zone Fires Cause: Lightning Location: A series of fires are located on both sides of the Yukon River within the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone, stretching over 150 river miles from east to west. The […]

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