Tag Archives: Southwest Area Fires
Map of Alaska showing fire and lightning strikes for June 4, 2020.

Lightning continues to ignite fires in Western Alaska

Lightning continues to sweep across Alaska and is blamed for leaving at least 57 new fires in its wake since Saturday. Most these new fires are in Western Alaska including the 15 new fires Wednesday in the BLM Alaska Fire Service Galena Zone that covers the northwestern section of the state. Most of the new […]

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Southwest Area Fire updates, July 12

July 12, 2015 FIRE REPORT, SOUTHWEST AREA July 12, 2015 FIRES NEAR TELIDA Fire 733 –Bear Island Lake is a new 2,019-acre lightning caused fire about 6 miles from the Deaphon and Heldina Eluska home on their Native allotment at the confluence of the Swift Fork and the North Fork of the Kuskokwim River. A […]

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Southwest Area Fire update, July 5

FIRE REPORT, SOUTHWEST AREA, July 5, 2015 Contact: Francis Mitchell, Public Information Officer, SW Area, Div. of Forestry Ph 907 524 0064 fireinfoSWS@gmail.com During the next four days, there will be no daily press release fire reports for Southwest because the Public Information Officer will be off-duty. You can expect another report on Friday, July […]

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Southwest Area McGrath Fire updates, July 4

FIRE REPORT, SOUTHWEST AREA Contact: Francis Mitchell, Public Information Officer, SW Area, Div. of Forestry Ph 907 524 0064 fireinfoSWS@gmail.comSTAFFED FIRES Fire 547 –North Aniak, on the north side of the Kuskokwim river has been moving west toward Upper Kalskag. Friday evening, 8 smokejumpers were dropped to attack the fire where it had moved across […]

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