Tag Archives: Willow

Part of Nancy Lake State Recreation Area re-opened to public

Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation Director Ricky Gease announced today that much of Nancy Lake State Recreation Area has been re-opened to the public as a result of good progress made containing the Deshka Landing Fire. The state recreation area near Willow was closed last week due to danger posed by the fire, […]

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A helicopter transports a sling load of supplies to firefighters working on the Deshka Landing Fire on Tuesday, August 21, 2019. Photo by Alan Hoffmeister/Team 10 Information Officer

Deshka Landing Fire 10 percent contained; community meeting tonight in Willow

The Deshka Landing Fire near Willow has not grown significantly in the last 48 hours and no structures or private land have been involved. The fire size remains estimated at 2,217 acres and the fire is 10 percent contained as of Thursday morning. Approximately 150 firefighters and support personnel are actively engaged in various tasks […]

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Sockeye Fire now 94 percent contained

The Sockeye Fire is now 94 percent contained, with small sections of uncontained perimeter near the Susitna River, Willow Creek and Little Willow Creek. The more than 300 firefighters working the fire are patrolling and completing fire lines.   The scattered rain showers and cooler weather expected for the next several days should help decrease […]

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Sockeye Fire at 7,264 acres, 15 percent contained

Fire lines held yesterday against the south winds, and the remaining evacuations were lifted today as planned. The south winds have brought cooler temperatures and higher humidity, which are helping firefighters. The small increase in acreage occurred on the southwest side of the fire, near Willow Creek and the Sustina River, where isolated pockets of […]

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Sockeye Fire Update – Friday, June 19

Firefighters are making substantial progress on the Sockeye Fire, and several restrictions are being reduced today. Today firefighters will closely monitor fire lines and fire behavior as winds shift 180 degrees and begin coming from the south.The 7,066 fire did not grow significantly yesterday, although small isolated pockets of vegetation burned on the southwest flank […]

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Sockeye Fire Evacuation Road Closure and Temporary Flight Restriction Update

Effective Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The evacuation area will be reduced to within the fire perimeter with the addition of nine security check points. Home owners who have lost homes can re-enter from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. North traffic control point moved back to Sheep Creek Road (MP 78). South traffic control […]

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More accurate mapping reduces size of Sockeye Fire

Houston, Alaska – Hundreds of firefighters are helping to hold the line on the Sockeye Fire, burning north of Willow. With more accurate mapping the fire is now estimated at 7,066 acres – a reduction of 489 acres, primarily in the Willow Creek drainage. A Red Flag Warning is in effect today over the fire […]

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Sockeye Fire Sees Little Growth; Community Meeting Tonight

Houston, Alaska – Fire personnel are encouraged with little growth in the perimeter of the Sockeye Fire burning north of Willow. The fire is now at 7,555 acres, an increase of 43 acres. Red Flag Warnings for low humidity, with the possibility of dry thunderstorms, remain in effect through this evening for the fire area. […]

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Sockeye Fire: Detailed maps of the Fire Area

Detailed maps of the area within and adjacent to the fire perimeter.

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Sockeye Fire now estimated at 6,500 acres

12:30 a.m. , June 15 – The fast-moving Sockeye Fire, burning along the Parks Highway in the Willow area, is now estimated at 6,500 acres.  The evacuation area has been expanded to cover the area from Milepost 63 to 77, and from three miles east of the Parks Highway and west to the Susitna River. The […]

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