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Firefighters enhance fuel break along Elliott Highway – Hess Creek Fire Update 7/18/19

Aerial footage of the two hot spots across the Elliott Highway A type 3 team from Wyoming will begin arriving in Fairbanks over the next few days to replace the Southern Idaho team, which finishes their 14-day assignment on Saturday. The Wyoming team will attend an orientation with the Alaska Fire Service today and begin […]

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Precipitation reduces fire activity on the Hess Creek Fire – Update for 7/15/19

Firefighters continue to actively monitor weather patterns to prepare for an increase in fire activity. While higher humidity and lower temperatures reduce fire activity, the fuel type this fire is burning in is highly susceptible to taking off should conditions change. On Sunday, scattered afternoon and evening showers were observed near the fire, however, it’s […]

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State Forestry burn permits required starting April 1

With drier spring and summer weather fast approaching, the Alaska Division of Forestry reminds residents they must get a permit before burning debris in the open or in burn barrels, starting April 1 in areas under state wildland fire protection. Debris burning and the use of burn barrels are the leading cause of wildland fires […]

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2015 season approaching the 700-fire mark

While the 2015 Alaska fire season is closing in on the 5-million-acre mark and already ranks among the top 5 largest wildfire seasons on record – we’re at No. 4 right now and less than 200,000 acres from No. 2 – we still have a ways to go before this year challenges the record for […]

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