Tag Archives: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
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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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Aerial view of the Chetaslina Fire (#606) showing burned area, green vegetation, minimal smoke, and rain in the distance.

Another Day of Showers Expected; Warmer, Drier Next Week

COPPER CENTER, AK – More rain is expected today as showers continue to move through the Copper River Basin area. An increase in rainfall expected for Friday. Recent precipitation across the south-central part of the state should moderate fire behavior. However, warmer and drier weather conditions forecast for next week will affect how much drying the […]

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Rain Quiets Fires, Temporarily

COPPER CENTER, AK – Both the Chetaslina (#606) and Long (#484) fires received precipitation over the night moderating fire behavior. More rain is forecast for Thursday, but it will likely not be enough precipitation to put out the fires. The Chetaslina and Long fires are burning deep into the ground, two to three feet in […]

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Point Protection Begins on the Chetaslina Fire

COPPER CENTER, AK – Point protection operations on structures near the Chetaslina Fire continue today. Firefighters are positioned at the Tenas Jack, Kuntson and Copper/Cheshnina cabins and at Dadina Lake. Firefighters are working to install hose lay and sprinkler systems around the structures as a wildfire response strategy, which protects specific assets or highly valued […]

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Two Local Fire Support Staff Involved in Multi-Vehicle Collision

COPPER CENTER, AK – At approximately 11:50 am on July 21, two public information officers, one from U.S. Forest Service, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and one from National Park Service, Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve were involved in a multi-vehicle collision near Mile Post 102.5 on the Richardson Highway. Both public information officers were […]

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Increase in Activity for Chetaslina and Long Fires

COPPER CENTER, AK – The Copper River Basin area weather provided some cloud coverage and cooler temperatures yesterday, but warmer, drier weather is expected again today and on into mid-week. In addition, strong, southerly winds are forecast which may increase the likelihood of fire spread to the north and northeast for the Chetaslina Fire (#606). […]

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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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Open Fire Ban Lifted Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve News Release update, July 9

Open Fire Ban Lifted Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve News Release July 9, 2015 Copper Center, Alaska – Effective immediately, open fires are allowed by park regulations on all Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve lands. The term Open Fires refers to any flame source not immediately extinguishable or controllable and applies to any […]

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Alaska National Parks Lift Fire Restrictions update, July 9

Alaska National Park Fire Restrictions Lifted  Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve have lifted fire restrictions – individual news releases for these parks are posted on the akfireinfo.com website. All National Park Service fire restrictions in Alaska have now been lifted. […]

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