The Dry Creek Fire and Zitziana River Fire burning south of Manley Hot Springs merged on Thursday and have burned an estimated 7,200 total acres. The fire is now considered the Dry Creek Fire (#195).
Zitziana River Fire
More firefighters are slated to arrive in Manley Hot Springs today to start working on the pair of lightning-caused fires burning about a quarter mile apart south of the Tanana River. One of the five firefighting hand crews arriving in… Read More ›
People in Manley Hot Springs will start to see additional firefighting resources in town as the BLM Alaska Fire Service starts to assess steps to protect a cabin and Native allotments from two fires burning south of the Tanana River. Neither the Dry Creek Fire (#195) or the nearby Zitziana River Fire (#197) were immediately threatening any known sites Tuesday.
The BLM Alaska Fire Service is weighing response options to a pair of active fires burning south of the Tanana River about 7 miles southeast of Manley Hot Spring. Smokejumpers initially ordered in response to the Dry Creek Fire (#195)… Read More ›
Despite extreme winds gusting up to 40 mph on Wednesday, firefighters are making progress towards containing two lightning-caused fires burning in the Yukon Flats. For the third day in a row, firefighters battled hot and windy conditions while trying to… Read More ›
A small contingent of firefighters remain on the Zitziana River (#133) and Mooseheart (#204) fires Friday morning as command transfers to a Type 4 management organization. Due to forecasted weather and moderating fire activity, fire managers have been reducing the… Read More ›
Firefighters on the Zitziana River (#133) and Mooseheart (#204) fires are packing up and backhauling excess equipment from the fireline as the drawdown of forces continues. Due to forecasted weather and moderating fire activity, fire managers are reducing the… Read More ›
Scattered rain showers over night were reported on portions of the Zitziana River (#133) and Mooseheart (#204) fires. Forecasted weather calls for mostly cloudy skies and scattered thunderstorms over the area of both fires today. Smokejumpers are positioned on Iksgiza… Read More ›
An increase in fire activity was observed on the both the Zitziana River (#133) and Mooseheart (#204) fires Sunday afternoon. Significant activity was reported on the southeast and northwest corners of the Zitziana River Fire. The Mooseheart Fire, just to… Read More ›