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Firefighters get assistance from Blackhawk helicopters on wildfire near Gakona

Ten firefighters spent Saturday working to set up pumps and hose around a small wildfire burning off the Tok Cutoff near Gakona while Blackhawk helicopters from the Alaska Air National Guard were brought in to drop water on the fire. The Tulsona Creek Fire is estimated at 35 to 40 acres, according to the Alaska […]

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A map showing the location of the Tulsona Creek Fire (#436).

State forestry responding to 40-acre wildfire near Gakona

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. – Air tankers have boxed the fire in with retardant and aircraft are still dropping water on the Tulsona Creek Fire to slow its progress. The size of the fire is now estimated at 35-40 acres.      The Alaska Division of Forestry is currently attacking an emerging wildfire along the Tok […]

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Chistochina River Fire 100% contained

As of Monday night, the Chistochina River Fire (#381) is 100 percent contained. Crews continue mopping up the fire that burned near Mile 36.5 Tok Cutoff since Friday. There has been no increase in acreage since firefighters and water-scooping aircraft caught the fire at 98 acres on Friday. Since then, crews have worked feverishly to […]

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Tok River Fire gets rain

July 21, 6:50 p.m. – The Tok River Fire received approximately three-tenths of an inch or rain on Thursday and firefighters continued working toward full containment of the wildfire along the Tok Cutoff Highway. Containment remains at 68 percent on the 731-acre wildfire approximately 8 miles south of Tok. A total of 136 personnel are […]

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Tok River Fire still being held south of Tok River and Tok Cutoff

July 14, 10:45 p.m. – A 200-acre wildfire burning near Tok remains south of the Tok Cutoff Highway and south of the Tok River and state fire managers are hoping to keep it that way. The Tok River Fire is burning approximately 8 miles southeast of Tok near Mile 115 of the Tok Cutoff. It […]

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Rapidly growing wildfire near Tok closing in on Tok Cutoff Highway

A rapidly growing wildfire approximately 8 miles southeast of Tok is moving toward the Tok Cutoff Highway and firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are doing everything they can to keep it south of the Tok River and reaching the road. The Tok River Fire was reported at approximately 5 p.m. near Mile 115 […]

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Retardant tankers slow spread of lightning-caused wildfire burning near Tok Cutoff

July 13, 8 p.m. – The spread of a lightning-caused wildland fire burning near Mile 50 of the Tok Cutoff has been slowed with assistance from air retardant tankers. The 40-acre Cutoff Fire was less than a mile from the scenic 125-mile highway that connects the Alaska and Richardson highways between Tok and Glennallen but […]

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