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Temporary Flight Restrictions in place over multiple Alaska wildland fires

4:15 p.m. – Alaska firefighting agencies rely heavily on aircraft to fight wildland fires. The airspace surrounding these fires needs to be clear so that air operations can be conducted in a safe manner. Air tankers, helicopters and smokejumper operations may be in progress. The FAA issues a Temporary Flight Restriction, TFR, to notify pilots. Information on […]

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Wildland Fire update for Sunday, June 7

12:00 p.m. – A moderate rain, lasting for 30-45 minutes Saturday, was reported by personnel on both fires burning southwest of Aniak. Crews have turned their attention to the Bogus Creek Fire burning eight miles south of the Whitefish Lake 1 Fire that was contained Friday. Fire managers plan to take advantage of yesterday’s rain, […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup for Friday, June 5th

12:30 p.m. – Rain and cooler temperatures across the state continue to moderate chances for new wildland fires. Only one new fire was reported Thursday by the military. A .1-acre Machine 6 Fire on the Fort Wainwright Small Arms Range was extinguished by military personnel onsite. The fire is in monitor status. The 14,200-acre Whitefish […]

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Alaska wildfire roundup for Wednesday, June 3

12:00 p.m. — Rain has dampened most of the fire danger across the state. With only one new fire reported Tuesday, Alaska’s firefighting remains focused on a series of lightning-caused fires in the Southwest region. A fire was reported Tuesday morning in McGrath’s community park. The human caused, .1-acre fire was quickly controlled and called […]

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Notices to Airmen over the Funny River Fire

June 1, 6p.m. Fire officials are reminding pilots that a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), NOTAM 4/3147, is still in place over the Funny River Fire. This TFR applies to all general aviation traffic and is required for safe operations of ongoing fire suppression activities. Even though the smoke is no longer present, fire aviation assets […]

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