The 3,000-acre Salcha River 2 Fire about 65 miles east of Fairbanks and 15 miles southeast of the Munson Creek Fire is also putting up significant smoke due to increased activity caused by the record-setting heat wave that has broiled the Central and Eastern Interior in recent days. Northeast winds have been pushing smoke from the two fires into Fairbanks and the surrounding areas the past two days.
Salcha River Fire
Firefighters continue working to fully contain two small wildfires burning on opposite sides of the Tanana Valley near Fairbanks. The 1-acre Rosie Creek Fire (#174), which was reported early Saturday afternoon in the Rosie Creek area about 14 miles southwest… Read More ›
Nearly 50 firefighters continued hammering away at the Salcha River Fire (#169) on Friday to strengthen control lines and increase containment on the 7-acre fire burning 25 air miles up the Salcha River. The fire is located on a hillside… Read More ›
Firefighters have achieved 20 percent containment on the 7-acre Salcha River Fire (#169) and the fire should be fully corralled by Sunday if all goes according to plan, fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry reported Thursday night. A… Read More ›
The Salcha River Fire (#169) remains at an estimated 7 acres and more than 50 firefighters are working to secure containment lines around the fire to ensure it doesn’t spread toward multiple cabins along the river a short distance away…. Read More ›
UPDATE 9:30 p.m. Here’s an aerial picture of the Salcha River Fire (#169) that was reported just before 2:30 p.m. today. The latest estimate remains at 7 acres and fire spread was greatly diminished following an aggressive aerial assault with… Read More ›