Tag Archives: Steese Highway

Fairbanks Area Wildfire Update July 27: Rain helps calm fires

Firefighters working to contain several wildfires in the Fairbanks Area got a helping hand from Mother Nature on Friday in the form of much-needed, widespread rain that helped subdue fire behavior. While the rain that fell overnight Thursday and much of Friday isn’t enough to be considered a “season-ending event,” it should assist firefighters who […]

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State forestry still monitoring small wildfire near Steese Highway north of Fairbanks

A small wildfire burning north of Fairbanks near milepost 62 of the Steese Highway north of Fairbanks has grown slightly and continues to attract attention from passing motorists but has not prompted any action by the Alaska Division of Forestry. Following a reconnaissance flight on Monday, the Cripple Creek Fire (#201) was estimated at 40 […]

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Fairbanks state forestry monitoring small wildfire near Mile 62 of Steese Highway

The Alaska Division of Forestry’s Fairbanks Area office is continuing to monitor a small wildfire burning about 1 ½ miles west of the Steese Highway near milepost 62. Smoke from the 25-acre Cripple Creek Fire (#201) is visible from U.S. Creek and Nome Creek roads and the DOF has received multiple reports of the fire. […]

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Alaska Interagency Coordination Center map showing active fires across Alaska on June 5, 2018.

BLM AFS busy with fires across northern Alaska

BLM Alaska Fire Service personnel are working on four fires spread from one end of the state of the other. After spending roughly five hours traveling about 575 miles Monday evening to reach the Tusikpak Lake Fire (#116) burning near Point Hope, eight BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers have been working to bring the 2,000-acre […]

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Firefighters mop up small wildfire along Steese Highway north of Fairbanks

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service spent Sunday mopping up a small wildfire near Milepost 63 of the Steese Highway north of Fairbanks. The Little Caribou Creek Fire was reported by a passing motorist at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday. The fire was estimated at 4 acres and was burning […]

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State Forestry knocks down wildfire north of Fairbanks at 40 acres

An aggressive initial attack has knocked down a 40-acre lightning-caused wildfire burning 25 miles north of Fairbanks and crews are now working on keeping the fire contained.The The 2016 Washington Creek Fire was knocked down at approximately 40 acres with the help of air retardant tankers, water-scooping aircraft, a Fairbanks helitack squad, smokejumpers and two […]

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