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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 factsMembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Fire and Rescue practice in Kodiak.Smokey Bear


 
A profile view of a large bull moose standing in the high brush and grasses of the Yukon Delta NWR. The moose still wears his large rack and the foliage has turned the dull orange and yellows of late fall. Did You Know?
Moose are the largest member of the deer family and can be seen throughout Alaska. Their antlers, which are shed each year, are covered in a thin layer of velvet as they grow, before being rubbed off during the mating season.
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