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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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Healy Lake Fire at 4,000 acres and still growing

6:15 p.m. – The Healy Lake Fire southeast of Delta Junction has nearly doubled in size and is expected to keep growing. As of Thursday morning, the fire was estimated at approximately 4,000 acres but that number is expected to increase significantly as the fire continues moving east without any direct suppression effort. Managers are […]

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Healy Lake Fire at 2,500 acres and growing; firefighters work to protect cabins

The Healy Lake Fire southwest of Delta Junction is now estimated at 2,500 acres and is growing. The fire was started by lightning in the area on Tuesday night and is burning on the east side of the Tanana River between Healy Lake and Moose Lake. Healy Lake, which is inaccessible by road, is home […]

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