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Fires in Alaska

Keep up to date on the currents wildfires in Alaska, especially during our summer season. Summer is when Alaska is the driest and the warmest causing a lot of wildfires spread out on our lands. You can find out more information about wildfires in Alaska on the Alaska Inter-agency Wildfires website. 

US Forest Service Fire Fighter

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.


  • Find out more about fires in Alaska on our Fire Facts page
  • Know your fire safety, learn more information on our Fire Safety page
  • Learn more about smokey bear on our Smokey Page


A mountaineer wearing a bright orange parka climbs on a steep, snow-covered mountainside. A deep glacier-filled valley and rocky mountains are seen in the background. Did You Know?
Follow nearly any braided river or stream to its source in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, and you will find either a receding, advancing, or tidewater glacier.