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Operations Sections Chiefs Hans Smith and Joe Alyea provide detailed operational updates about the ongoing work on the Swan Lake Fire. Also hear from the Eastern Area IMT Incident Commander Brian P…

There are 143 firefighters staffing four fires in Alaska’s Southwest Area. Crews remain in place to defend the Donlin Mine, the Nixon Mine, the community of Red Devil, and cabins along the Kuskokwi…

Firefighters finished work on the 195-acre Klutina River Fire south of Glennallen on Sunday as the last firefighters were ferried off the fire by boat and helicopter. The fire was completely demobi…

by Todd Eskelin The smoke hung low in the valley as we walked down a dozer line to its end where a clearing had been created. Just weeks before, a dozer crew had attempted to get ahead of an area o…

Firefighters continue mopping up two wildfires that started within tour days and 2 miles of each other near Talkeetna three weeks ago. An infrared flight over the 367-Montana Creek Fire (#469) and …

Iain Trayner watched a Telehealth demo at the Minneapolis VA. He used that to improve access for the National Health Service Western Isles in Scotland.

Firefighters continue making headway in containing the Kobe Fire burning about 10 miles south of the community of Anderson just west of the Parks Highway near Mile 275. The latest estimate puts the…

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, AICC, has been having internet connectivity issues. This has made our daily weather briefings inaccessible to some folks. Please use this link to see tod…

Chalkyitsik Complex – #466 (Tractor Trail 2 – #348, Frozen Calf Fire – #367, Bearnose Hill Fire – #407, and Tettjajik Creek #424) – 414,899 acres – 235 personnel are assigned to the complex This sh…

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Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by overcast conditions Friday and Saturday, allowing fire crews to make progress on protection activities. As a high pressure system moves toward centr…

Temperatures moderated in the Upper Yukon Zone yesterday. Although cloud cover allowed an increase in relative humidity to 30-40 percent, 30 mph wind gusts erased much of the RH benefit. Temperatur…

Gusty northwest winds stirred up fire activity on the Rainbow 2 Fire northwest of Delta Junction on Saturday, as the fire was pushed into interior pockets of unburnt black spruce on the east side. …

COPPER CENTER, AK – The Copper River Basin area weather provided some cloud coverage and cooler temperatures yesterday, but warmer, drier weather is expected again today and on into mid-week. In ad…

COPPER CENTER, AK – Valdez-Copper River Area Forestry and the National Park Service will host a fire information community meeting at the Kenny Lake Community Hall at 7 pm on Monday July 22, 2019. …

Pire Perimeter Map 7/21/19 Current Situation: The Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 2 took command of the #HessCreekFire at 7:00 a.m. this morning. Yesterday they shadowed the previous team t…

The DeGasperis family has been longtime contributors to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and were instrumental in bringing softball to the event.

YESTERDAY: Firefighters made exceptional strides yesterday in moving toward completing fire suppression objectives and the fire is now 72 percent complete. There was no forward movement of the fire…

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) website is still experiencing technical difficulties. Until the problems are worked out, the Situation Report will continue to be posted on this we…

Montana's Veterans Green Corps is training Veterans to become Wildland Firefighters to fight forest fires in all Veteran crews.

Four fires are being staffed in the Southwest Alaska Area, with one fire being demoted today. Cooler temperatures are persisting over the area. No lightning was detected and there were no new fire …

With his Holocene Project tattoos, artist J. Trip immortalizes endangered species on the bodies of wildlife-loving clients.

Nugget Creek Fire as of July 19, 2019. Download a PDF map here. The Nugget Creek Fire (#323), burning east of Fairbanks, is now approximately 18,115 acres. A reduction in acreage is due to more acc…

The Department of Veterans Affairs named Harvard Medical School professor Gil Alterovitz as its first director of artificial intelligence, putting him in charge of coordinating and building the agency’s AI research-and-development activities.

Temperatures are expected to moderate slightly today into the 70s in the Upper Yukon Zone, although wind gusts related to pressure changes are expected to cause wind gusts in the 20-30 mph range. S…

A map of active fires across Alaska on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Download a PDF version of this map. Fire behavior in the Tanana Zone was tempered by cloud layers on Friday. As a weather front appro…

COPPER CENTER, AK – Two lightning-caused fires continue to burn in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The National Park Service is working with the Valdez-Copper River Area Division…

YESTERDAY: Northeastern portions of the fire in the Chickaloon Creek drainage received a significant amount of rain as thunderstorms moved across the fire area. Mystery Creek drainage and Upper Jea…

If you prefer you can watch this video on YouTube. To watch fireline and aerial footage of the fire subscribe to our YouTube Channel: Size: 21,309 acres Containment: 50% Personnel: 506…

Chalkyitsik Complex #466 (Tractor Trail 2 – #348, Frozen Calf Fire – #367, Bearnose Hill Fire – #407, and Tettjajik Creek #424) – 357,175 acres – 235 personnel are assigned to the complex Smoke rol…

Hess Creek Fire Map – 7/20/19 Crews observed minimal fire behavior today with only minor smoke drifting up from the interior. Thick cloud cover and high relative humidity prevented an increas…

Veterans at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System learn new ways of coping with anxiety and stress through observing and interacting with horses for recovery

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If you prefer to watch on YouTube click here: Subscribe to the Shovel Creek Fire Videos Channel For Insider Aerial and Fireline Videos – Channel #ShovelCreekFire Incident Meteorologist …

As you may have noticed if you tried to log on to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center or BLM Alaska Fire Service websites today, we are experiencing technical difficulties preventing access …

Understandably, there seems to be some confusion amongst the public regarding the campfire closure that was recently issued – and has since been rescinded – by the Alaska Division of Forestry…

Poverty and hunger drive wild meat consumption in some regions of Madagascar, but wealthier citizens also drive illegal trade in lemurs. Will emerging solutions help?

McGrath Helitak Crewmembers Load Initial Attack Helicopter At Helibase. Photo: Mike McMillan – DNR Helitak firefighters from the McGrath Field Office have declared the Blackwater Creek Fire (…