Tag Archives: Tok Cutoff Highway

Tok River Fire gets more rain; now 75 percent contained

July 23, 11:30 a.m. – The Tok River Fire near Tok received another half inch of rain on Friday and is now 75 percent contained, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. There are still 137 personnel mopping up the fire approximately 8 miles south of Tok along the Tok Cutoff Highway. Crews have met […]

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Fires in Copper River Basin and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve being monitored closely

July 17, 8 p.m. – In the last week dry weather and lightning storms have caused a series of wildfires across the Copper River Basin and in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Multiple agencies are working to aggressively fight fire safely, as well as manage these fires for their natural benefits. The two fires […]

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Tok River Fire now estimated at more than 700 acres

July 15, 8:20 p.m. – The Tok River Fire is now estimated to be 728 acres following a reconnaissance flight early Friday evening and the fire is still being held south of the Tok River, about 1 ½ miles south of the Tok Cutoff Highway. The Tok River Fire is burning about 8 miles southwest of […]

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Lightning strikes ignite more than 40 new fires across Interior

Lightning strikes sparked more than three dozen new wildfires across the Interior on Wednesday afternoon and more fires are being reported Thursday as a result of those strikes. The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks reported almost 7,200 lightning strikes in Alaska on Wednesday and another 11,000 lightning strikes had been recorded as of 4 […]

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State Forestry attacking 25-acre wildfire less than a mile from Tok Cutoff

July 13, 5:30 p.m. – The Alaska Division of Forestry is contending with two wildland fires in the Copper River Basin area, one of which is less than a mile from the Tok Cutoff Highway. The Cutoff Fire is estimated at 25 acres and growing. It was reported at approximately 2:40 p.m. and is burning […]

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