Yesterday, thunderstorms across Alaska were concentrated in the Upper Yukon Zone resulting in over 3,000 lightning strikes. Fortunately, many of these storms included some precipitation but firefighters will be watching for new starts in the coming days as a result… Read More ›
Wind River Fire
Firefighters Make Progress in Upper Yukon Zone but Remain Wary of New Starts Under Red Flag Warnings
Three new fires started yesterday bringing the total to 51 active fires burning in the Upper Yukon Zone. Red Flag Warnings for lightning remain in place across the Zone. Firefighters have made significant progress on several fires and are being… Read More ›
Continued Red Flag Warnings issued for the Upper Yukon Zone as Managers evaluate and shift firefighting resources.
The Upper Yukon Zone currently has 48 active fires with 132 personnel assigned to seven fires. Yesterday, 1100 lightning strikes were reported resulting in five new fires. Red Flag Warnings for lightning have been extended through Friday. Firefighters continue to… Read More ›
Lightning over the July 4th weekend ignited 10 new fires in the Upper Yukon Zone. The accompanying thunderstorms brought some limited precipitation which helped firefighters make significant progress on the six staffed fires in the zone. Wind River Fire (#465)… Read More ›