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Crews head south for Lower 48 fires

Click on photos to see image. Aug. 3, 2016 – Five 20-person Alaska firefighting crews boarded a jet Wednesday afternoon to join firefighting efforts in the Lower 48. The Division of Forestry Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) Gannett Glacier and White Mountain crews, the Chugachmiut contract Type 2 IA Yukon crew and the two Type 2 training crews, the University of Alaska […]

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Mid Salcha Fire now 90 percent contained

July 23, 11:25 a.m. – Containment on the Mid Salcha Fire increased on Friday while the estimated number of acres burned decreased. Due to better mapping, the burned acreage total for the wildfire near the Salcha River south of Fairbanks is now estimated at 1,049 acres, down from the previous estimate of 1,164 acres, according […]

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Air tanker, engines and UAF crew responding to wildfire near 8 Mile Elliott Highway

The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to a small wildfire near 8 Mile of the Elliott Highway north of Fairbanks. Two engines and a helicopter from the Fairbanks Area forestry office are on scene working on the Vault Creek Fire and an air tanker has been ordered to drop retardant on the fire, which […]

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