Tag Archives: Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Smoke from wildfires in western Interior blows into Fairbanks and areas north

No new fires were reported in the BLM Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) protection area on Sunday but two fires burning in the western Interior between Kaltag and Tanana remained active. Smoke from those fires is being blown into Fairbanks and areas north of Fairbanks, a scenario that is likely to continue for the next […]

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Alaska’s stubborn wildfire season persists with new fires, smoky conditions

Wildfire season refuses to wave the white flag in Alaska, as two new fires were reported in BLM Alaska Fire Service’s protection area on Saturday, one of which required a response from personnel based in Galena. In addition, a pair of wildfires burning in the western Interior continue to be active and heavy smoke from […]

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BLM AFS firefighters mopping up two Interior Alaska fires

BLM Alaska Fire Service firefighters are mopping up two wildfires burning near the Canadian border. The Tchulkade Lake Fire (#254) was one of only two new starts in Alaska Wednesday. It is burning 22 miles southeast of Chalkyitsik and 65 miles west of the border. It was discovered at about 3:20 p.m. during a wildfire […]

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New Fire Burning on Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

July 14, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Kris Fister, kris_fister@nps.gov, (907) 455-0641 New Fire Burning on Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve EAGLE, Alaska: The lightning-ignited Weshrinarin Creek Fire was reported by an aircraft flying over the area on Monday, July 13.  Fire managers conducted an aerial reconnaissance flight later that day and reported the perimeter of […]

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Fire Danger Moderated at Yukon-Charley Rivers Preserve: Fire Restrictions Lifted

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Effective immediately, due to expected moisture and cold temperatures that has significantly moderated fire danger, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is lifting the fire restriction. While campfires are now allowed in the preserve, wind and dry weather can quickly dry vegetation and increase fire danger. Visitors are reminded to be careful with any […]

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Lightning Strike Ignites Trout Fire on Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

EAGLE: On May 24, a lightning strike started a wildfire on the Yukon-Charley River National Preserve, East of Trout Creek and South of the Yukon River. The fire is torching individual spruce trees and burning downhill in the tundra. As of May 26, the fire is estimated to be 250 acres and is threatening a […]

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All Open Fires Prohibited in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Effective immediately, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve officials are prohibiting the use of open fires in the preserve due to the high fire danger. No open campfires will be allowed in the preserve, but the use of gas grills and barbeques at campsites will be permitted. No ground fire of any type, including […]

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