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Smokejumpers and state forestry firefighters contain wildfire south of Tok

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service worked together late Thursday night to contain a 35-acre wildfire along the Alaska Highway about 60 miles south of Tok. Smoke from the lightning-caused Gardiner Creek Fire was reported by passing motorists near Milepost 1248 on the Alaska Highway at 5:45 p.m. The […]

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North Robertson Fire near Tok now 85 percent contained

Firefighters made a big push Friday in their work toward containment of the North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. Containment is now at 85 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. As hot and dry conditions persisted over the 832-acre fire, crews pulled hose lays deeper […]

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Containment increases to 65 percent on North Robertson Fire along Alaska Highway near Tok

The North Robertson Fire passed the test of a hot, dry, and breezy day on Thursday afternoon. Crews were spread out along the fireline keeping an eye out for flare-ups that could challenge the containment lines of the wildfire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. Containment is now at 65 […]

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Containment increases to 60 percent on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters continue making good progress improving the perimeter of the North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway near Tok. Their work Wednesday increased containment of the 832-acre fire to 60 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire, burning about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles […]

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Containment at 50 percent on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters used Tuesday’s sunny, warmer weather to their advantage as they reached 50 percent containment of the 832-acre North Robertson Fire burning near Tok, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire, burning along the Alaska Highway about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles west of the Alaska […]

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Firefighters continue mop up on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters are shifting into mop-up mode on the North Robertson Fire. The fire, burning along the Alaska Highway about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1350. Containment was reported Tuesday morning to be 40 percent by the Alaska Division of Forestry. The […]

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Firefighters search for hot spots, begin mopping up on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters continue to build and improve containment lines around the 832-acre North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. More than 200 firefighters are working on the fire, which started on June 1 about 2 miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1350. As of Monday morning, the […]

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Containment increases to 40 percent on North Robertson Fire along Alaska Highway

Cloudier, wetter weather has reduced fire behavior on a wildfire burning along the Alaska Highway near Tok, allowing firefighters to increase containment from 10 to 40 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The North Robertson Fire, reported on June 1, is burning approximately 2 miles west of the highway near Milepost 1350. The […]

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Crews make good progress on North Robertson Fire; containment at 10 percent

Firefighters continue to gain ground on a wildfire burning along the Alaska Highway near Tok. As of Saturday morning, the North Robertson Fire approximately 30 miles northwest of Tok was estimated at 1,036 acres and was 10 percent contained, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. There are 204 personnel working on the fire. The fire […]

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More than 200 firefighters working to contain wildfire along Alaska Highway near Tok

More firefighters were called in Friday to help contain a wildfire burning northwest of Tok along the Alaska Highway. There are now more than 200 firefighters working on the North Robertson Fire, which was reported as a small blaze late Thursday morning but had grown to approximately 1,000 acres as of Friday afternoon, according to […]

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