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More lightning means more wildfires in western, southwestern Alaska

Wildfire activity in Alaska continues to escalate as a result of thousands of lightning strikes in the western and southwestern parts of the state. Many of the new fires detected Wednesday are in remote areas designated as Limited protection zones and pose no threat. Those fires will be monitored by air. Fire officials describe the fire activity […]

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Alaska Interagency Coordination Center map showing active fires across Alaska on June 5, 2018.

BLM AFS busy with fires across northern Alaska

BLM Alaska Fire Service personnel are working on four fires spread from one end of the state of the other. After spending roughly five hours traveling about 575 miles Monday evening to reach the Tusikpak Lake Fire (#116) burning near Point Hope, eight BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers have been working to bring the 2,000-acre […]

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The Tusikpak Lake Fire (#116) is burning through tundra grass about 16 miles east of Point Hope. It was estimated at 2,000 acres as of Monday afternoon. Photo by Ryan McPherson, BLM AFS

Smokejumpers enroute to 2,000-acre tundra fire near Point Hope

Smokejumpers are enroute to a tundra grass fire that has burned an estimated 2,000 acres about 16 miles east of Point Hope. The load of eight smokejumpers was sent to the Tusikpak Lake Fire (#116) that is burning in a modified protection area on ANSCA-corporation land and is within 2.5 of Native allotments. Because they are […]

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