Tag Archives: Yukon River

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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New wildfires continue to pop up in northern Alaska

Wildfire season continues to persist in northern Alaska with the discovery of three new lightning-caused fires in the BLM Alaska Fire Service’s protection area on Friday. Two new fires were found in the Upper Yukon Zone and one was reported in the Tanana Zone. Surveillance aircraft discovered the Lower Birch Fire (#359) along the Yukon […]

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State forestry managing 119-acre wildfire southwest of McGrath

Wildland firefighters are managing a lightning-caused wildfire that was reported late Saturday morning about 150 miles southwest of McGrath, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The Paimiut Fire, named after the nearby Paimiut Slough, is estimated at 119 acres. Six smokejumpers from the BLM Alaska Fire Service were dropped on the fire Saturday afternoon […]

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Middle Yukon Fires/Ruby Area Fires Update; July 17

Middle Yukon Fires/Ruby Area Fires Update July 17, 2015 Contact: Public Information Officer: Mike Johnson Phone: 907-987-9838 *Note–we cannot access the voicemail What: Middle Yukon Fires/Ruby Area Fires Cause: Lightning Location: A series of fires are located near Ruby, Alaska on the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone. The […]

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Middle Yukon Fires update; July 15

Middle Yukon Fires Update July 15, 2015 Contact: Public Information Officer: Mike Johnson Phone: 907-987-9838 What:  Middle Yukon Fires Cause:  Lightning Location:  A series of fires are located near Ruby, Alaska on the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone.  The major firefighting efforts at this time are concentrated on […]

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Galena Area Fires update, July 14

July 14, 2015 Contact: Public Information Officer: Mike Johnson Phone: 907-987-9838 What: Galena Zone Fires Cause: Lightning Location: A series of fires are located near Ruby, Alaska on the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone. The major firefighting efforts at this time are concentrated on 3 fires on the […]

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