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Members of the BLM Alaska Fire Service's training crew, the North Star Fire Crew, hand two sack lunches to each firefighter boarding a jet bound for Missoula, Montana on Aug. 11, 2017. Photo by Beth Ipsen//BLM Alaska Fire Service

Jet load of crews head south to help with busy fire season

A mixture of young and veteran Alaska firefighters left BLM Alaska Fire Service facilities at Fort Wainwright Friday morning to help with the busy fire season in the Lower 48. Three emergency firefighter crews from Upper Kalskag, Selawik and Noorvik plus the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanook Fire Crew were handed two sack lunches and boarded […]

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Mop up nearly complete on North Robertson Fire along Alaska Highway near Tok

Firefighters on Saturday reached 95 percent containment of the North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Fire managers downsized the number of personnel assigned to the fire by demobilizing three Type 2 crews Saturday. Many overhead positions will be reduced on […]

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Firefighters search for hot spots, begin mopping up on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters continue to build and improve containment lines around the 832-acre North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. More than 200 firefighters are working on the fire, which started on June 1 about 2 miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1350. As of Monday morning, the […]

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Containment increases to 40 percent on North Robertson Fire along Alaska Highway

Cloudier, wetter weather has reduced fire behavior on a wildfire burning along the Alaska Highway near Tok, allowing firefighters to increase containment from 10 to 40 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The North Robertson Fire, reported on June 1, is burning approximately 2 miles west of the highway near Milepost 1350. The […]

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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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