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Tyonek Fire Summary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2014 12:30PM (Palmer, AK) – The Tyonek Fire started May 19th and burned 1,906 acres between the villages of Tyonek and Beluga. Containment of the fire was achieved yesterday by fire personnel. Containment status of a wildfire means that a control line has been completed around the perimeter of the […]

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Containment lines completed on the Tyonek Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2014 11:30am (Tyonek, AK) – The Tyonek Fire started May 19th and burned between the villages of Tyonek and Beluga. It is currently mapped at 1,906 acres and is considered 100% contained. Significant numbers of resources have been release with many reassigned to the Funny River Fire on the Kenai […]

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Tyonek fire receives steady rain

9:30 AM (Tyonek, AK) – The Tyonek Fire, which started May 19th and burned between the villages of Tyonek and Beluga, is currently mapped at 1,906 acres. No additional growth is expected. The fire is considered to be 85% contained, and full containment is expected by end-of-day Wednesday. On Monday, crews continued mop up in […]

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Full containment of Tyonek Fire expected by Wednesday

May 26, 2014 1:14 p.m. (Tyonek, AK) – The Tyonek Fire, which started May 19th and burned between the villages of Tyonek and Beluga, is currently mapped at 1,906 acres. The fire is considered to be 70% contained, and full containment is expected by end-of-day Wednesday. On Sunday, significant mop up occurred in all divisions […]

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Chance of precipitation anticipated by firefighters

May 25, 2014 3:55 p.m. (Tyonek, AK) – The Tyonek Fire, which started May 19th and burned between the villages of Tyonek and Beluga, is currently mapped at 1,906 acres. No significant growth occurred over the past 24 hours. No evacuations are in place and no additional structures have been lost. The fire earlier consumed […]

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Kenai Peninsula smoke and travel alert

May 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Residents and travelers on the Kenai Peninsula are reminded that rapidly changing conditions on the Funny River fire have the potential to disrupt travel on the Sterling Highway and associated side roads. Drivers are advised to be very alert for fire traffic, including firefighters and firefighting equipment. […]

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Work continues to strengthen Tyonek Fire containment lines

May 24, 2014, 1:40 p.m. (Palmer, AK) – The Tyonek fire continues to hold at 1,906 acres. The management of the fire was assumed today by Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 3 (WIMT 3) Incident Commander Bob Allbee. Today is a transition day with incoming personnel shadowing those who have been working on the fire […]

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Dry and windy conditions will test containment lines

3:25 p.m. (Palmer, AK) – The weather today is again expected to be windy and dry. These conditions will test containment lines on the Tyonek Fire. Crews have the coastal east side of the fire contained and will continue to mop up and improve the line. The fire is currently 1906 acres. Crews continue to […]

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Firefighters defend Beluga Power Plant

May 22, 2014 (Palmer, AK) – As of Thursday morning, the Tyonek Fire has grown to 1,820 acres. Most of the fire’s growth was due to spot fires that developed downwind of the head of the fire. In addition, firefighters conducted burnout operations around natural gas distribution pipelines and substations as well as a power […]

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Tyonek Fire

May 21, 2014 Tyonek Fire firefighters turn their attention to Beluga (Palmer, AK) – The Tyonek fire on the west side of Cook Inlet was active most of Tuesday evening. It is still estimated to be about 1,500 acres. The fire had initially run to the south ahead of a north wind, but currently it […]

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