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Smoke outlook for 7/23 – 7/24: unhealthy air in some areas as smoke returns across Alaska

Heavier smoke returns to the Upper Yukon Valley and will primarily be moving south and west today, both from the large complex fires, as well as from the fires closer to Fairbanks and Denali. Some local areas will experience unhealthy conditions, especially in the mornings, including including Rampart, Fort Yukon, and parts of Denali National […]

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Winds over the Nugget Creek Fire produced small pockets of fire activity today

The Nugget Creek Fire (#323), burning east of Fairbanks, is now approximately 18,115 acres. A reduction in acreage is due to more accurate mapping that was obtained yesterday, July 19. Winds over the fire area produced small pockets of fire activity that generated smoke that was visible in the area. Firefighters are working along the […]

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Smoke outlook for 7-12/13: Unhealthy levels remain in the Interior; smoke will clear in Southcentral Alaska

Anchorage should get a break from smoke generated by the Swan Lake Fire on the Kenai Peninsula starting today. However, smoke will continue to impact and send air quality to unhealthy levels in many parts of Interior Alaska, including the Upper Yukon Area. Beginning tomorrow, there will be two Smoke Outlooks for Alaska. Alaska North […]

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Map showing fires and air quality levels for July 11-12, 2019.

Smoke outlook for 7/11-12: Heavy smoke impacts Yukon and Tanana Valleys; Juneau

Heavy smoke will impact the Yukon and Tanana valleys including the Fairbanks area and will return to Juneau this afternoon, according to air quality advisors working at the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. Fire Central/Eastern Interior: Ridgetop winds will be from the west today. Trend toward cooler temperatures continues. Southcentral:  A southerly breeze continues today bringing […]

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