Tag Archives: Wildland fire
Trees torching on the Hadweenzic Fire.

Upper Yukon Zone: Initial attack response success

In the past few days initial response to new fires in the BLM Alaska Fire Service Upper Yukon Zone has successfully kept fires under 200 acres.  The Upper Yukon Zone, which covers the Northern Interior part of the state, has 60 active fires. In recent days trace amounts of rain have made it on to […]

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Final Update for Chetaslina and Long Fires

COPPER CENTER, AK – With the increase of precipitation received over the Chetaslina and Long fires in the past several days, fire activity continues to be minimal. Fire personnel will continue to monitor these fires and will conduct another reconnaissance flight in several days once the fuels have an opportunity to dry out. Fire activity […]

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Chetaslina and Long Fire Update: Why Monitor Fires?

COPPER CENTER, AK – The local area has received rainfall over the last few days allowing Wrangell-St. Elias to lift the campfire restrictions in the park and preserve. The use of gas grills and barbeques at campsites are allowed. Fire activity on the monitored Chetaslina (#606) and Long (#484) fires remain minimal. Ninety-one percent of Alaska […]

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Upper Yukon Zone: Higher humidity keep fire activity minimal

The Upper Yukon Zone has 58 active fires, with a total for the year of 74, that have burned over a million acres. The dryness of the duff layer, a blanket on the forest floor of spruce needles and tundra, have created a challenge to extinguish fires in the zone. Fires are burning eight inches […]

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Burned area shows black with green vegetation surrounding.

Chetaslina and Long Fire Update: No Growth Observed on Fires

COPPER CENTER, AK – No growth was observed on the Chetaslina (#606) or Long (#484) fires with minimal if any smoke.  Minimal rain was measured in the area on Saturday with additional rain expected for today. National Park Service Fire Management staff in Alaska manage large and long-duration fires by balancing the risks and benefits […]

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Little puffs of smoke rising from trees

Fire Restrictions Lifted; Public Still Asked to Maintain Vigilance

COPPER CENTER, AK –Based on current and predicted fire activity, the Alaska Multi-Agency Coordination Group decided to lower the Alaska Preparedness Level from 5, the highest, to 4 yesterday. This is due to a decrease in statewide fire activity. Cloud cover and heavy rains have moved into the area and are expected to moderate fire […]

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Burn area in the Boney Creek Fire.

Steady progress continues for firefighters assigned to the Tanana Zone

There are currently 32 active fires in the Tanana Zone. A Distributed Real-Time Infrared (DRTI) flight confirmed a new spot fire based on previous smoke reports. The Warm Springs Fire is located south of the Boney Creek Fire and currently is not threatening any structures and is more than 20 miles from the closest allotment.  […]

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Smoke and flames rise above the tree line in mountains.

Community Information Meeting on Chetaslina and Long Fires set for July 22

COPPER CENTER, AK – Valdez-Copper River Area Forestry and the National Park Service will host a fire information community meeting at the Kenny Lake Community Hall at 7 pm on Monday July 22, 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on the Chetaslina Fire (#606) and the Long Fire (#484) currently […]

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Monitored Fires in Wrangell-St. Elias

COPPER CENTER, AK – Two lightning-caused fires continue to burn in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The National Park Service is working with the Valdez-Copper River Area Division of Forestry to manage both the Chetaslina Fire (#606) and the Long Fire (#484) which are burning in a Limited Management Option area where fire […]

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Smoke rolls off the flats east of Chalkyitsik as firefighters burnout around a cabin site Friday evening, July 20, 2019. Assisted by a drone dropping ping-pong like plastic balls that ignite, crews were preparing for a future firing operation that will remove a large stand of black spruce ahead of the Bearnose Hill Fire (#407). Sam Harrel/Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team

Chalkyitsik Complex: Lower temps, higher winds predicted for weekend

Chalkyitsik Complex #466 (Tractor Trail 2 – #348, Frozen Calf Fire – #367, Bearnose Hill Fire – #407, and Tettjajik Creek #424) – 357,175 acres – 235 personnel are assigned to the complex Temperatures cooled slightly across the Upper Yukon Flats and will continue to do so through the weekend, with hot and dry weather […]

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