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Map of Isom Creek Fire

Hot spots located, monitored on Isom Creek Fire

An infrared (IR) detection flight this morning showed two pockets of heat on the uncontained east side of the Isom Creek Fire. Due to the steep hillsides and the amount of blown down and jack-strawed trees, fire managers will determine if firefighters can safely attack these interior pockets of heat or if they will be monitored. IR flights will continue this week. The fire is 69% contained.

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Additional resources arrive to help contain Isom Creek Fire

The Isom Creek Fire (#187) continued to burn actively Sunday, spreading to the southwest through stands of black spruce mixed with hardwoods. Firefighters report the fire is resistant to control due to continued warm and dry weather. A contingent of water-scooping aircraft, air retardant tankers and helicopters with water-dropping buckets supported personnel on the ground. […]

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Large smoke columns from South Fork Salcha Fire attract attention in Fairbanks, Delta

A wildfire burning about 25 miles north of Delta Junction and 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks continues to attract attention due to the large smoke plumes it is producing that are visible from both Interior communities and the Richardson Highway. The lightning-caused South Fork Salcha Fire was reported late Thursday morning. It is burning in […]

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South Fork Salcha Fire blowing smoke into Fairbanks

A wildfire north of Delta Junction is blowing smoke into Fairbanks, North Pole and Salcha. The South Fork Salcha Fire was reported Thursday morning approximately 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks and 25 miles north of Delta Junction. The fire is approximately 2 miles north of the Pogo Mine Road at milepost 25. The fire is […]

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