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BLM Alaska Fire Service emergency firefighters learn how to grid, meaning searching an area in a straight line, to find hot spots during rookie training in 2018. Photo by Beth Ipsen, BLM AFS

Villages added to federal EFF medical exam schedule

The villages of Fort Yukon, Venetie, Arctic Village, Selawik, Minto and Tanana were added to the schedule of mobile medical exams for federal emergency firefighters (EFF) in rural Alaska. The additions to the schedule are (click on links for request forms): Selawik: Dec. 3 (Deadline to turn in Exam Request Form – Kobuk River form […]

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Work completed on last staffed fire in Alaska

With the perimeter 100 percent contained, the remaining 39 firefighters left on the last staffed fire in Alaska will demobilize from the Tiechovun Fire today. The Alaska Division of Forestry’s Type 2 Initial Attack White Mountain Crew and Type 2 UAF Nanook Fire Crew are the last two crews to come off of the Tiechovun Lake […]

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Lightning strikes spark dozens of new wildfires across Alaska

After a slow start due to a cool and extended spring, Alaska’s wildfire season has begun in earnest as a result of warmer temperatures that has produced thousands of lightning strikes across the state the past two days. A total of 47 new fires were reported around the state on Monday and Tuesday, according to […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Friday, July 17

12:30 p.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Thursday. This will be the last daily update. The next update will be when there is significant change in the situation. #363 West Fork: 66,593.1 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Thursday, July 16

11 a.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Tuesday.   #363 West Fork: 66,593.1 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village 07/15 Wednesday: A reconnaissance flight reported the fire to be smoldering and 50 percent active on sides. An […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Tuesday, July 14

11 a.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Monday. #363 West Fork: 64,099.1 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village 07/13 Monday: The fire is approximately 5.5 miles east of the Dalton Highway near MP 91. Road updates are available on […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Sunday, July 12

11 a.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Saturday. A map is located at: 20150712_YukonFlatsRoundup_map #363 West Fork: 61,527.8 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village 07/11 Saturday: The fire is approximately 5.5 miles east of the Dalton Highway near MP 91. […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Saturday, July 11

3 p.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Friday. #363 West Fork: 61,527.8 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village 07/10 Friday: The fire is approximately 5.5 miles east of the Dalton Highway near MP 91. Road updates are available on […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup for Wednesday, June 24

Compiled at noon on Wednesday. #605 Christian River #3: 150 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-63 miles north of Fort Yukon Tuesday: Fire was reported by aircraft. It is burning in white spruce with 100% active perimeter. It has been placed into monitor status. #604 Christian River #2: 275 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-60 miles north […]

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