Tag Archives: Upper Yukon Zone Fires

Upper Yukon Fire Zone Activity Hampered by Smoke

Widespread smoke challenged firefighters yesterday by limiting their use of aircraft and making fuels less conducive to burnout operations. Fires are still growing in size, but at a slower rate than that seen over the past few days. Firefighting resources remain stretched thin in the Upper Yukon Fire Management Zone, which covers the eastern Interior, […]

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Upper Yukon Fire Zone Sees Increase In Fire Activity

Several fires throughout the eastern Interior are showing extreme fire behavior with the warm temperatures and very dry fuels. Fires are growing in size and persist in spreading smoke across the region. The Upper Yukon Fire Management Zone, which covers the eastern interior, continues to experience above normal fire conditions and resources to respond to […]

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Smoke Blankets Upper Yukon Fire Zone

The Upper Yukon continues to experience above normal fire conditions and resources to respond to new fires are stretched thin. One new fire was reported. The Mich Fire (#452) is in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The fire is smoldering in an old burn scar in a Limited Management area, where fire is allowed to function […]

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Upper Yukon: Hotter, Drier Weather is Here to Stay for a While

With continued high temperatures and very dry fuels, the Upper Yukon is likely to see new fire starts and significant growth on existing fires for the next several days. As ongoing fires become more active, they will likely be increasingly challenging to manage. Fire activity is expected to remain high through most of July and […]

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Higher Temperatures Expected to Bring Dangerous Wildfire Conditions

While the Upper Yukon Fire Zone has had cooler temperatures in recent days, weather patterns are expected to return to hotter and drier conditions for the rest of the week. As temperatures rise, the Upper Yukon will likely see dangerous wildfire conditions. With many active fires in the area and more new ignitions expected, firefighting […]

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Upper Yukon Fire Zone: Little Fire Growth on Monday – Dry, Windy Conditions Return

Rising winds on Monday and higher temperatures forecast throughout this week will likely mean an increase in fire activity throughout the eastern interior, with light winds moving the smoke to the northeast. There are 24 fires burning within the Upper Yukon Fire Management Zone that covers the eastern Interior.  Here is a breakdown of the […]

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Upper Yukon Fire Zone: As Expected, Significant Increase in Fire Activity

Several fires in the Upper Yukon Fire Zone saw a significant increase in fire activity on Saturday.  This increase did not come as a surprise for the firefighters. Many days of hot, dry weather caused by a high pressure weather system that has covered much of the state created the perfect fuel conditions for fire […]

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Map of fires burning around Fort Yukon and Chalkyitsik on June 23, 2019.

BLM AFS responded to new lightning-caused fires in Yukon Flats

After several days of hot, dry weather in the Yukon Flats area, lightning triggered new fires including five that are burning within 18 miles east of Chalyitsik. Of the 24 new fires in Alaska Saturday, 15 were located in the BLM Alaska Fire Service Upper Yukon Zone that runs from between the international border and […]

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