Tag Archives: White Mountains National Recreation Area

Fire reported Thursday in the BLM White Mountains National Recreation Area

Pilots in passing aircraft Thursday reported a fire along Wickersham Creek in the BLM White Mountains National Recreation Area. BLM Smokejumper aircraft personnel confirmed the fire as they were returning from another mission. They reported the Wickersham Dome Fire (#353) to be 10 acres burning in black spruce and tundra. It is about 3 miles […]

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BLM Lifts All Fire Closures update, July 15

BLM Lifts All Fire Closures in the White Mountains National Recreation Area FAIRBANKS, AK — Recent weather conditions and firefighters’ progress on the Aggie Creek Fire have led the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern Interior Field Office to lift all remaining fire closures in the White Mountains National Recreation Area effective at 5 p.m. today. […]

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BLM Closes Nome Creek Valley again update, July 11

Fairbanks District Office July 11, 2015 Release No. AK15-30 For Immediate Release Contact: Craig McCaa 907-474-2231 BLM Closes Nome Creek Valley Again After Strong Winds Rekindle U.S. Creek Fire FAIRBANKS, AK — Strong winds and hot, dry weather rekindled the U.S. Creek Fire on Saturday afternoon, forcing the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern Interior Field […]

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Aggie Creek Fire update, July 11

SOUTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #5 Rich Nieto-Incident Commander Acres: 26,487 Start Date: June 22, 2015 Cause: Lightning Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK Containment: 27% Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass/rugged terrain Total personnel: 437 Yesterday: Crews successfully completed a 1 ½ mile burnout operation along the Alyeska Trans-Alaska Pipeline including the ‘Snow Pad’. Additionally, all planned […]

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BLM Lifts Nome Creek Valley closure update, July 10

For Immediate Release July 10, 2015 Contact: Craig McCaa, 907-474-2231 cmccaa@blm.gov News Release No. AK15-29 FAIRBANKS, AK — Recent weather conditions have led the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern Interior Field Office to reopen the Nome Creek valley in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, effective at noon today. This area includes the Mt. Prindle […]

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Alaska Closures and Evacuation Summary, June 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

  June 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m. • Aggie, #515 Located 30 miles northwest of Fairbanks The western portion of the White Mountains National Recreation Area, including all trails and lands, has been closed due to fire activity. The temporary closure order will be posted at the major entry points to the closure area at MP […]

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