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All-woman engine crew makes history on Tetlin River Fire

Alaska wildland firefighting history was recently made on the 818-acre Tetlin River Fire south of Tok when three women from the Alaska Division of Forestry, Copper River Area office formed what is believed to be the first all-female engine crew in Alaska. Carrie Hale, Ashley Dale and Jenny Moser spent 2 ½ days manning – […]

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Tetlin River Fire expected to be fully contained this weekend

July 1 – Full containment of the 818-acre Tetlin River Fire near Tok is anticipated by this weekend, according to fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry. There are still approximately 100 personnel working on the fire but that number has been dropping daily and will continue to do so as crews and miscellaneous […]

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Tetlin River Fire near Tok now 75 percent contained

The 818-acre Tetlin River Fire near Tok is now 75 percent contained and management of the fire is scheduled to be turned over to the local Tok Area State Forestry office on Saturday. As of Tuesday morning, there were still 216 personnel working on the fire but that number has been dropping daily and will […]

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Alaska wildfire managers still getting handle on extent of weekend lightning bust

Wildland fire managers on Monday were still assessing the damage done over the weekend when more than 60 new wildfires were started as a result of approximately 20,000 lightning strikes, mostly in the Interior. Due to the high number of fires reported across the Interior on Sunday, firefirefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry in […]

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Tetlin River Fire near Tok now 50 percent contained; crews still mopping up

The 818-acre Tetlin River Fire is now 50 percent contained and crews are continuing mop-up operations on the wildfire approximately 20 miles south of Tok, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire received significant precipitation on Sunday, the first wetting rain that has fallen on the fire since it started more than a […]

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Tetlin River Fire now 25 percent contained; mop-up work continues

The 818-acre Tetlin River Fire south of Tok is now 25 percent contained and crews continued to increase mop-up depth around the fire on Thursday, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Firefighters succeeded in getting a hose line put in around the entire fire perimeter and are pumping water from nearby lakes, ponds and […]

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Better mapping results in 200-acre decrease in Tetlin River Fire; crews continue mopping up

June 22, 2016 – Due to more accurate mapping, the Tetlin River Fire south of Tok is actually about 200 acres smaller than previously estimated. A mapping mission on Tuesday showed that the fire is actually 818 acres instead of the approximately 1,000-acre figure that was being used, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. […]

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Crews still contending with hot, dry, windy weather on Tetlin River Fire

Wildland firefighters battling the 1,000-acre Tetlin River Fire south of Tok continued to make good progress putting in containment lines around the perimeter of the 1,000-acre Tetlin River Fire about 20 miles south of Tok on Tuesday but they are being challenged by difficult weather conditions and harsh terrain. After a brief respite of cooler, […]

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Cooler, cloudier weather helping firefighters get handle on 1,000-acre Tetlin River Fire

Wildland firefighters took advantage of cooler, cloudier weather on Monday to start putting in containment lines around the perimeter of the 1,000-acre Tetlin River Fire about 20 miles south of Tok. The fire did not receive any precipitation on Sunday or Monday and the higher humidity the past two days has helped moderate fire activity. […]

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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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