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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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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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Tok Area Fires update, July 8

Tok Area Fires as of Tuesday July 8, 2015 @ 1030 hours Fire acreage levels are approximately 1 week ahead of 2004 No new fires in the Tok area yesterday CONTACT: Rita Baysinger, Public Information Officer, (303) 345-8576, tokareafires@gmail.com 403 Tetlin Hills           Date Started: 6/20/15 @ 1800       […]

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Tetlin Fire update, July 6

Contact:  Rita Baysinger, Public Information Officer, (303) 345-8576, tokareafires@gmail.com Date Started: June 20, 2105 Current Acreage:  1,800 no change Management Option: Full July 5:  Fuels continued to dry. The fire activity was moderate today with single tree torching.  The crews will continue to prep the dozer line for a possible burnout that is scheduled for […]

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