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Crews continue allotment protection on 15,200-acre Taixtsalda Hill Fire

The Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) burning southeast of Tok has grown to 15,200 acres as of Sunday evening, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire, which started July 23, is approximately 14 miles southwest of the village of Northway and 38 miles southeast of Tok. A Type 3 incident management team based in […]

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Firefighters continue prepping allotments for possible burnout operation on Taixtsalda Hill Fire

Firefighters continue to set up protection measures around Native allotments and cabins threatened by the Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) in hopes of conducting burnout operations to widen and reinforce containment lines around them. The latest size estimate for the Taixtsalda Hill Fire is 14,428 acres, a decrease of more than 500 acres from Saturday, according […]

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Taixtsalda Hill Fire still growing; now estimated at 15,000 acres

The Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) burning southeast of Tok continued to grow on Friday due to hot, dry conditions and is now estimated at 15,000 acres, an increase of approximately 2,000 acres from Friday. Most of the new growth on Friday occurred on the north end of the fire as the result of a 1-mile […]

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Wildfire near Tok continues to grow; now estimated at 12,000 acres

Fueled by continued hot, dry and windy conditions, a wildfire burning near Tok more than doubled in size on Wednesday. The Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) is now estimated at 12,000 acres, an increase of more than 7,000 acres since late Tuesday night. The fire, which started on Monday, is burning about 38 miles southeast of […]

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Wildfire near Tok grows to 4,700 acres as managers reassess strategy

A wildfire southeast of Tok grew by about 4,000 acres on Tuesday, prompting fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry to change tactics from full suppression to point protection. The Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357), which started on Monday, is now estimated at approximately 4,700 acres. It is burning about 38 miles southeast of Tok […]

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Wildfire southeast of Tok drawing swift response from state forestry

The Alaska Division of Forestry is currently responding to a wildfire southeast of Tok. The Taixtsalda Hill Fire (#357) was reported as a 20-acre fire at approximately 12:45 p.m. Monday. The fire is approximately 38 miles southeast of Tok and 16 miles southwest of the village of Northway. The smoke column is clearly visible from […]

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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 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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