Tag Archives: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Campfires prohibited in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Past and prevailing weather conditions have caused extremely dry conditions in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Park officials have determined that it is necessary to prohibit the use of all open fires and activities which unduly increase the fire danger. No open campfires will be allowed in the park or preserve, but the […]

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Chisana River 2 Fire maintains steady growth under prime conditions

1:30 p.m. – Low relative humidity, high temperatures and Red Flag conditions for high winds pushed the Chisana River 2 Fire south under ideal burning conditions Monday, resulting in an increase of 118 acres. Mild to moderate fire activity was observed on the north flank while the southwest flank experienced single and group tree torching, […]

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Fire activity increases with hot, dry weather

Alaska wildland fire roundup for June 14 1:00 p.m.- As expected, a high-pressure ridge that is bringing hotter, drier conditions across Alaska is also producing more fire activity around the state. Two hot spots were found in the remnants of the 25,260-acre Bogus Creek Fire in southwest Alaska during an infrared flight on Saturday. A […]

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Minimal fire activity on Chisana River 2 Fire due to cool, wet weather

Alaska wildland fire roundup for Saturday, June 13 1:00 p.m. —With the return of hot, dry weather, fire danger across most of Alaska is expected to ramp up again starting this weekend following two weeks of unseasonably cool, wet conditions. A high-pressure ridge will build over mainland Alaska starting today and is forecast to last […]

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Chisana River 2 Fire now estimated at 9,000 acres

4:30 p.m. — A wildfire burning in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge in the eastern interior of Alaska is now estimated at 9,000 acres. The lightning-caused fire was reported to the Alaska Division of Forestry office in Tok on Tuesday afternoon by personnel at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Visitors […]

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Rain and cooler temps will give way to much warmer, dryer, stable weather

Wildland fire round up for June 12 1:00 p.m. — A high-pressure ridge is building in behind the low-pressure system that has brought rain and cooler temperatures across most of Alaska the past couple of days. Scattered rain showers are still possible today in the eastern Interior and Alaska Range. Thunderstorms may form along the […]

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Chisana River 2 Wildfire makes large run, grows onto the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge

Copper Center, AK – The Chisana River 2 wildfire, burning 25 miles West of Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada burned north and west yesterday, onto the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. The lightning caused fire that was sparked June 9 is now 8,324 acres, a growth of 8,309 acres overnight. Yesterday, five firefighters, with the support of […]

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Rain, snow, cooler temps dampen fire activity

June 11 Alaska Wildland Fire Update 12:00 p.m. – Thanks to rain and cooler temperatures prevailing across much of the state, there were no new wildland fires reported in Alaska on Wednesday, ending a string of 41 consecutive days dating back to May 1 with at least one new fire reported in the state. Significant […]

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Lightning Ignites Chisana River #2 Wildfire on Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Copper Center, AK – On June 9, a lightning strike 22 miles southwest of the Alaska Highway along the west side of the Chisana River ignited a small wildfire. The 15 acre fire is actively burning in black spruce and tundra. It does not pose a threat to structures or resources. Fire management staff will […]

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Requests Your Diligence in Preventing Fires

With extreme fire danger levels throughout eastern interior Alaska, and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is asking visitors and residents to be diligent and use caution with all activities that could start a wildfire. Lack of precipitation this spring and hot, windy weather has […]

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