The Chena River State Recreation Site located in Fairbanks has been closed to the public since 2020. The Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection was tasked in early August with removing fuels that had accumulated by thinning and trimming… Read More ›
White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew
Update June 7, 2022 @ 4:30 pm The #KichatnaFire has grown to 112 acres. Two helicopters from the Mat-Su Alaska Division of Forestry based in Palmer have been dropping water to keep the fire in check and support ground personnel…. Read More ›
The two water-dropping airplanes worked the southwestern edge of the fire Saturday while the Alaska Division of Forestry White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew arrived in Venetie to begin work on the Marten Creek Fire (#386).
Firefighters continue working to stamp out two human-caused wildfires burning in southwest Alaska, one near the coastal village of Pilot Point on the Alaska Peninsula and one near the village of Akiachak along the Kuskokwim River. Twelve smokejumpers from the… Read More ›
Having qualified and capable medical first responders among initial attack firefighters directly on the fireline is crucial to treating trauma in the field, especially in Alaska. Organized by BLM AFS, this three-week Basic EMT class is routinely offered to AFS and State of Alaska wildland firefighters who may be the only ones working on a remote fire.
Three Alaska wildland firefighting crews headed to the Lower 48 on Friday to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in the western United States. The three crews – the BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun and Chena interagency hotshot crews and… Read More ›
June 7, 2020 – The Isom Creek Fire (#187) grew exponentially Saturday evening and crossed the Dalton Highway south of the Yukon River crossing. Despite two days of an aggressive air attack on the fire in the form of water-scoopers,… Read More ›
8 p.m., June 6 update The fire has impact and crossed the Dalton Highway between milepost 47-52 just south of the Yukon River crossing. The highway is open at this time. Use extreme caution when driving through this area due… Read More ›
Firefighters took advantage of northerly winds that pushed smoke and flames south toward the Oregon Lakes Fire while conducting a burnout Tuesday evening. Work will continue today to fortify this new burned area. Aided by heavy equipment, crews will extend… Read More ›