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Photo of The Caribou Creek Fire (#255) burning along a valley about 7-1/2 miles north of Chena Hot Springs Road.

Numerous firefighters, aircraft work on 500-acre fire north of Two Rivers

Numerous firefighters and aircraft continue to work late Sunday evening after winds subsided and calmed a fire burning north of Two Rivers. Erratic wind pushed the Caribou Creek Fire (#255) through continuous black spruce until it was an estimated 500 acres by 11 p.m. Sunday. The fire is burning on the north side of the […]

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Crews focus on completing protection lines in Richardson Clearwater

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 89 Crews assigned: 3 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA, North Star Type 2 Crew) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  The remaining fire crews will focus efforts for the next few days on completing lines in the Richardson Clearwater community. […]

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Crews complete protection work in the South Bank community

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 89 Crews assigned: 3 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA, North Star Type 2 Crew) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  Crews completed property protection lines around private homes in the South Bank community yesterday and will focus efforts today on […]

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Aerial photo of fuelbreak in the Richardson Clearwater community. Photo by Maggie Demers, BLM AFS

Crews continue protection work before renewed warm, dry weather

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 89 Crews assigned: 3 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA, North Star Type 2 Crew) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  Crews continue to construct the property protection fuelbreaks and structure protection measures near groups of cabins located in the Richardson […]

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Photo shows two BLM Alaska Fire Service Smokejumpers riding in a boat looking out at the river, trees and smoky sky. Pumps and hose are in the background. Photo by Alaska Smokejumper Travis McCabe.

Oregon Lakes Fire receives significant rainfall

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 71 Crews assigned: 2 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  With nearly an inch of rain, the Oregon Lakes Fire experienced minimal growth on Saturday. While the rain has significantly slowed fire growth, it likely […]

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Wet, smoky conditions persist over the Oregon Lakes Fire

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 124 Crews assigned: 2 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  Wetting rains moderated fire activity on the Oregon Lakes Fire Friday, but caused damp, smoky conditions for the greater surrounding area. This change in weather […]

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Oregon Lakes Fire grew Thursday before anticipated weather change

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 29,296 Personnel assigned: 124 Crews assigned: 2 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska – While conditions are expected to bring temporary reprieve with cooler, wetter weather moving into the area, Thursday’s breezy warm temperatures resulted in fire growth primarily […]

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Photo of members of the Type 2 Emergency Firefighter Fairbanks #1 hand crew that was assigned to the Oregon Lakes Fire May 17-22 to put in place protection measures on the military observation sites north of the Oklahoma Range.

Oregon Lakes Fire transitions to local Alaskan Incident Management team; FINAL UPDATE from NW Team 11

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 29,296 Personnel assigned: 128 Crews assigned: 2 Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska – The Northwest Incident Management Team 11 (NW11) is transitioning command of the Oregon Lakes Fire to a BLM Alaska Fire Service Type 3 management team. The Alaska team will shadow NW11 team today, and […]

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Photo of Division of Forestry's Gannett Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack crew loading gear on to a boat.

Oregon Lakes Firefighters complete structure protection

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 28,770 Personnel assigned: 128 Crews assigned: 2 Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska – Cooler temperatures, decreased winds and rain showers on Tuesday reduced activity in the Oregon Lakes Fire, which showed minor growth yesterday. Some portions of the fire received .2 inches of rain, but other parts […]

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Wildfire along Alaska Highway drawing swift response from state forestry

A wildfire west of Tok along the Alaska Highway is drawing a swift and aggressive response from the Alaska Division of Forestry. Estimated at 300 acres, the North Robertson Fire is burning in black spurce about 2 miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1352, approximately 30 miles northwest of Tok. The fire is […]

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