Tag Archives: Whitefish Lake 1 Fire

Alaska fires have burned more than 5 million acres

The 2015 Alaska fire season reached another milestone Friday by surpassing the 5-million- mark in the number of acres burned so far this season. According to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center’s daily situation report released on Friday, a total of 743 fires have burned 5,013,053.4 acres to date. That total ranks the 2015 fire season […]

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Southwest Area Fires updates, July 13

SOUTHWEST AREA FIRES July 13, 2015 WATCHED FIRES On Sunday, two detection flights monitored 28 of the 85 active fires in the Southwest management area. Generally, observed fires’ behaviors were moderate and not markedly changed from earlier monitoring overflights. Monitoring missions include mapping of fire perimeters. These updated maps provide current acres-burned information. As of […]

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Southwest Area Fire update, July 10

FIRE REPORT, SOUTHWEST AREA, July 10, 2015 Six crews are now “on fires” in the Southwest Area. More specifically, they are fighting several fires clustered on either side of the middle Kuskokwim River between Lower Kalskag and Chuathbaluk. Fire 229 -Whitefish Lake 1:   has been burning since May 31 to the south and east […]

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Fire activity increases with hot, dry weather

Alaska wildland fire roundup for June 14 1:00 p.m.- As expected, a high-pressure ridge that is bringing hotter, drier conditions across Alaska is also producing more fire activity around the state. Two hot spots were found in the remnants of the 25,260-acre Bogus Creek Fire in southwest Alaska during an infrared flight on Saturday. A […]

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Cold front sweeps across Alaska

Wildland fire roundup for June 10 12:00 p.m. —For the second time in as many weeks, a cold front coming out of the Arctic will bring rain and cooler temperatures across Alaska. A winter storm warning is in effect for the northeastern Brooks Range. Up to a foot of snow is forecasted for Atigun Pass. […]

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Wildland fire update for Tuesday, June 9

12:30p.m.—As work winds down on two lightning-caused, tundra fires in southwest Alaska, firefighters are bracing for fires in other parts of the state that are drying out. Red Flag Warnings for high fire danger have been issued today for the eastern Alaska Range, Deltana and Tanana Flats, and the Upper Tanana Valley/Fortymile country due to […]

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Wildland fire update for Monday, June 8

1:00 p.m. – Sporadic rain and cooler temperatures over the weekend continue to moderate fire danger over much of the state, including southwest Alaska where two large tundra fires have been burning for the past week. The 14,827-acre Whitefish Lake 1 Fire about six miles south of Kalskag is now 100 percent contained and the […]

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Wildland Fire update for Sunday, June 7

12:00 p.m. – A moderate rain, lasting for 30-45 minutes Saturday, was reported by personnel on both fires burning southwest of Aniak. Crews have turned their attention to the Bogus Creek Fire burning eight miles south of the Whitefish Lake 1 Fire that was contained Friday. Fire managers plan to take advantage of yesterday’s rain, […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup for Saturday, June 6th

12:00 p.m. – Despite scattered rain across much of the state, the fire danger in parts of the Interior and southwest Alaska remains high due to windy, drier weather and the threat of lightning. With the 15,200-acre Whitefish Lake 1 Fire about six miles south of Kalskag now 80 percent contained, firefighters in southwest Alaska […]

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Wildland Fire Roundup for Friday, June 5th

12:30 p.m. – Rain and cooler temperatures across the state continue to moderate chances for new wildland fires. Only one new fire was reported Thursday by the military. A .1-acre Machine 6 Fire on the Fort Wainwright Small Arms Range was extinguished by military personnel onsite. The fire is in monitor status. The 14,200-acre Whitefish […]

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