Tag Archives: Southwest Area

Rain takes edge off fire activity in southwest and western Alaska

Widespread rain has diminished wildfire activity in southwest and western Alaska the past two days, though several fires continue to burn and grow in size. Just about all the fires burning in the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Southwest Area and the BLM Alaska Fire Service’s Galena Zone received varying amounts of precipitation over the past […]

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Southwest Area Fire updates, July 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2015 FIRE REPORT, SOUTHWEST AREA, July 11, 2015 FIRES Two observation flights per day are checking fires in Southwest Alaska. The most recent observations show that activity on a number of fires is moderating due to less wind, lower temperatures and, in some cases, a little rain. RAIN It will […]

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Southwest Area Fire update, July 10

FIRE REPORT, SOUTHWEST AREA, July 10, 2015 Six crews are now “on fires” in the Southwest Area. More specifically, they are fighting several fires clustered on either side of the middle Kuskokwim River between Lower Kalskag and Chuathbaluk. Fire 229 -Whitefish Lake 1:   has been burning since May 31 to the south and east […]

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