Tag Archives: Tanana River

Small, remote wildfires keep AFS smokejumpers hopping

The BLM Alaska Fire Service deployed smokejumpers to two small wildfires on Wednesday and one on Tuesday to protect structures and evaluate fire activity. Eight smokejumpers were dropped on a small fire on the Tanana Flats about 20 miles south of Fairbanks on Wednesday to protect a military shelter cabin in the area. The Hadley […]

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Hotter, drier weather could increase fire activity on Zitziana and Mooseheart fires

Weather conditions remained favorable and provided a chance for fire managers to strategically relocate some of the 152 personnel working on the Zitziana River Fire (#133) and Mooseheart Fire (#204) on Tuesday. The two lightning-caused fires started June 4 and June 6, respectively. The fires are burning about 3 miles apart south of the Tanana […]

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Crews digging in to contain wildfire in Rosie Creek area southwest of Fairbanks

Approximately 80 state and federal firefighters are working to contain a lightning-caused wildfire that ignited Sunday about 15 miles southwest of Fairbanks. A mapping mission late Sunday night estimated the size of the Livingston Fire at 167 acres, about half the size of the original estimate of 320 acres. The fire is located in the […]

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Wildfire in Rosie Creek area south of Fairbanks now estimated at 320 acres but slowing

A wildfire about 15 miles southwest of Fairbanks is now estimated at approximately 320 acres and more than 80 firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service are either on scene or enroute to contain the fire. The fire was initially reported at 30 to 60 acres but better scouting by […]

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This Alaska Interagency Coordination Center map shows the location of the 31 active fires in Alaska as of Sept. 15, 2017.

Forestry works on new fire near Nenana

Fairbanks Area Forestry firefighters are working on a small fire burning along the Tanana River 15 miles downriver from Nenana. The new fire is one of 31 active fires in Alaska and underscores the continued potential for new fires especially as the fall weather dries out dead and decaying fuels, making them susceptible to new […]

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Tetlin River Fire grows to 1,000 acres; firefighters still protecting Tetlin community

Firefighters on the ground and in the air are continuing to battle the Tetlin River Fire near Tok and their efforts to protect the community of Tetlin have been successful thus far. The Tetlin River Fire grew to approximately 1,000 acres on Saturday with increased fire activity on the northwest and southwest corners, which pushed […]

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Tetlin River Fire estimated at 700 acres; continues to pose threat to Tetlin village

The Tetlin River Fire near Tok is now estimated at approximately 700 acres and continues to pose a threat to the village of Tetlin as more than 100 firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service work to contain it. More crews were expected to arrive on the fire today and […]

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Tetlin River Fire near Tok now estimated at 450 acres; more crews on the way

Firefighters on the ground and in the air are working to gain control of a wildfire burning close to the village of Tetlin, about 20 miles south of Tok. The Tetlin River Fire was estimated at approximately 450 acres as of 8 p.m. and multiple aircraft were working to suppress the fire from the air […]

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State Forestry attacking wildfire south of Tetlin village near Tok

The Alaska Division of Forestry is mounting an aggressive initial attack on a wildland fire burning near the village of Tetlin south of Tok, just outside the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. The Tetlin River Fire was estimated at 30 acres and growing as of 5:00 p.m. The fire was burning about 2 miles southwest of […]

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Tanana Slough Fire near Dot Lake is 40 percent contained

4:00 p.m. – The Tanana Slough Fire by Dot Lake between Delta Junction and Tok is now 40 percent contained. Hot and dry weather supported active fire behavior yesterday, with group torching of trees and short crown runs observed. However, acreage gain was held to 10 acres on Friday. The fire is now 730 acres […]

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