Tag Archives: wildfire smoke

Tanana Zone fires see little growth; crews make progress on lines

Crews working across the Tanana Zone are making steady progress to secure fire lines. Allotment and structure protection remains a primary objective for fire managers and crews on the ground.  Boney Creek Fire (#619) – 45 acres, 36 personnel, started on July 18 Crews have  put in saw line and hose lays around the entire […]

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Sunset over forest and burning Boney Fire.

Fire crews make progress in the Tanana Zone

Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by overcast conditions Friday and Saturday, allowing fire crews to make progress on protection activities. As a high pressure system moves toward central Interior, winds are expected to increase. Southwest winds 10-20 mph are expected during the day. Wind gusts up to 25 mph may fan flames […]

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Smoke Forecast update, July 13

Smoke forecast: The slides below show the projected smoke progression throughout the day. Note the time stamp in the bottom right corner of each slide.  

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Denali NP to Burn Debris in Entrance Area, March 2015

Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve are planning to burn debris consisting of trees and brush between Monday, March 9 and Friday, March 27, weather conditions permitting. The single pile is located east of the park airstrip and west of the northernmost loop of the Riley Creek Campground. The National Park Service […]

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Tanana Valley smoke advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2014 9:15 a.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Residents of Tanana Valley woke up to smoky skies Tuesday morning, May 27, 2014. According to the National Weather Service Fairbanks Forecast Office, smoke from the Funny River Fire on the Kenai Peninsula has come through the Alaska Range and settled in the valley. […]

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Tok and Copper River Valley seeing smoke from Funny River Fire

May 25, 2014 1:00 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Residents in the Copper River Valley can expect to see considerable drift smoke from the Funny River Fire at Soldotna as long as winds aloft move the smoke north. Smoke from that fire has also moved through Mentasta Pass and is present in the Tok area. The […]

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Anchorage, Mat-Su area smoke advisory

May 24, 2014 3:10 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Residents of Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley can expect to see considerable drift smoke from the Tyonek and Funny River fires as long as winds from the south persist. Information about current smoke conditions is available from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation: http://dec.alaska.gov/air/smoke.htm Answers to questions […]

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Kenai Peninsula smoke and travel alert

May 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Residents and travelers on the Kenai Peninsula are reminded that rapidly changing conditions on the Funny River fire have the potential to disrupt travel on the Sterling Highway and associated side roads. Drivers are advised to be very alert for fire traffic, including firefighters and firefighting equipment. […]

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Alaska Departments Issue Caution Due to Smoke from Southcentral Wildfires

May 22, 2014 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska departments of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Environmental Conservation (DEC) want Southcentral residents to be aware of the health dangers from smoke from the Tyonek and Funny River wildfires. Winds have blown smoke from these fires into the Anchorage area, Palmer area and communities on the Kenai […]

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