The Grouse Creek fire is approximately 50,418 acres and the Garnet Creek fire is approximately 9,043 acres with a total of 87 personnel. Grouse Creek (#485) Fire growth was moderated by the weather on Friday, overcast and light rain. Fire… Read More ›
A high pressure system is returning to Alaska, bringing warmer temperatures back to fire areas and an increase in fire activity. Fuels in Alaska especially dry in the Upper Yukon Valley where numerous fires are burning, with heavy smoke being… Read More ›
Cooler weather and rainfall have decreased fire activity in some Alaskan communities, while dry and warmer temperatures continue to promote fire activity elsewhere across the state. There are currently 215 fires burning across Alaska, producing varying amounts of smoke that… Read More ›
Smoke forecast: The slides below show the projected smoke progression throughout the day. Note the time stamp in the bottom right corner of each slide.
May 25, 2014 1:00 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Residents in the Copper River Valley can expect to see considerable drift smoke from the Funny River Fire at Soldotna as long as winds aloft move the smoke north. Smoke from that… Read More ›
May 22, 2014 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska departments of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Environmental Conservation (DEC) want Southcentral residents to be aware of the health dangers from smoke from the Tyonek and Funny River wildfires. Winds have blown… Read More ›