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Fires in Alaska
 

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Managing Fires in Alaska

AICC Current Fires Map of Alaska 

  • At certain periods during a fire season, wildfires can be so widespread, numerous, or burning so hot that they cannot be put out easily.
  • Fire is a natural part of Alaska’s ecosystem. Many positive benefits of fire have been recognized.
  • Fire-suppression efforts sometimes are more damaging than the wildfire.

Fire is a part of the natural environmental cycle as well as a potential destroyer of life, property, and resources. 

In remote and unsettled areas, fires are monitored to assure they do not burn unchecked toward areas where human life or development could be threatened. This cooperative AICC plan is working well and has saved millions of local, state, and federal tax dollars.



Shipwreck Cove Fire 2013. Photo by AlaskaNPS. Fire facts Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Fire and Rescue practice in Kodiak. Smokey Bear


 
The deep blue waters of the Lynn Canal cut between snow capped mountains. The town of Skagway sits on the shore in the lower righthand portion of the frame. Did You Know?
The Lynn Canal in southeast Alaska is the deepest fjord in North America at more than 2,000 feet deep. It is also one of the longest fjords in the world, stretching 90 miles from Juneau to Haines.