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Weather helps suppression, hinders demobilization of Norton Sound fires

The same weather that helped firefighters with suppression efforts over the past few days is now keeping them from demobilizing from two fires burning near the western coast of Alaska. A squad of six emergency firefighters from the Grayling village crew have been mopping up the Stebbins Dump Fire (#238) since BLM Alaska Fire Service […]

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This photo taken from the air on June 16, 2017, shows the path of the Romanof Fire from its point of origin on the coast of the Norton Sound. Photo by Ryan McPherson//BLM Alaska Fire Service

BLM AFS smokejumpers, aircraft kept busy by west coast fires

A fire burning outside the Stebbins dump and another burning on the tundra 29 miles to the south kept BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers busy throughout most of Friday night and a good portion of Saturday morning. Instead of settling down as expected due to humidity levels on the Norton Sound coast, the Romanoff Fire […]

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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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