Tag Archives: White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew

Work completed on last staffed fire in Alaska

With the perimeter 100 percent contained, the remaining 39 firefighters left on the last staffed fire in Alaska will demobilize from the Tiechovun Fire today. The Alaska Division of Forestry’s Type 2 Initial Attack White Mountain Crew and Type 2 UAF Nanook Fire Crew are the last two crews to come off of the Tiechovun Lake […]

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The Tiechovun Lake Fire (#304) is 25 percent contained and Applevunk Fire (#305) is 80 percent contained.

Firefighters’ work advances despite continued dry conditions in Yukon Flats

Despite the drier than expected conditions in the Yukon Flats, firefighters are steadily advancing toward the goal of having both fires burning since July 2 contained. An estimated 80 percent of the Applevun Fire (#305) is contained while the Tiechovun Lake Fire (#304) is about 25 percent contained. After humidity levels were lower than expected […]

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Smaller team managing Zitziana River and Mooseheart fires; three new fire starts

A small contingent of firefighters remain on the Zitziana River (#133) and Mooseheart (#204) fires Friday morning as command transfers to a Type 4 management organization. Due to forecasted weather and moderating fire activity, fire managers have been reducing the number of firefighters providing point protection for cabins and allotments in the areas around the […]

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Firefighters mop up small wildfire along Steese Highway north of Fairbanks

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service spent Sunday mopping up a small wildfire near Milepost 63 of the Steese Highway north of Fairbanks. The Little Caribou Creek Fire was reported by a passing motorist at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday. The fire was estimated at 4 acres and was burning […]

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Crews mopping up 15-acre wildfire next to Richardson Highway near Birch Lake

Wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are mopping up a 15-acre wildfire that closed the Richardson Highway near Birch Lake for a short time on Friday night. The MP 308.5 Richardson Hwy Fire was reported by a passing motorist on the north side of the highway at 6:25 p.m. Smoke and flames were […]

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Wildfire along Alaska Highway drawing swift response from state forestry

A wildfire west of Tok along the Alaska Highway is drawing a swift and aggressive response from the Alaska Division of Forestry. Estimated at 300 acres, the North Robertson Fire is burning in black spurce about 2 miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1352, approximately 30 miles northwest of Tok. The fire is […]

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Forestry, local fire departments corral 25-acre grass fire near Delta Junction

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry, Fort Greely and Rural Deltana Volunteer Fire Department acted quickly to corral a 25-acre grass fire in Delta Junction on Thursday afternoon that closed Nistler Road for a short time due to heavy smoke. Smoke from a nearby grass fire crosses Nistler Road early Thursday afternoon near Delta […]

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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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Firefighters responding to small wildfire near Dry Creek along Alaska Highway

A crew of firefighters is hiking in to suppress a small, lightning-caused wildfire reported near the community of Dry Creek near Mile 1376 of the Alaska Highway. The Dry Creek Ridge Fire is estimated at one-half acre and is about one-half mile off the highway, approximately 2.5 miles east of the community of Dry Creek. […]

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Burnout operation conducted on Healy coal seam fire

The Alaska Division of Forestry conducted a burnout operation on the 2016 Louise Creek Fire, a 2,500-acre coal seam fire near Healy, on Friday. Under the guidance of Incident Commander Cameron Winfrey, firefighters with the White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew burned more than 1,000 acres along 3 miles of dozer line to the […]

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