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Dalton Highway Complex

Unit Information

Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone
Bureau of Land Management
Alaska
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703

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Incident Contact

BLM AFS Public Affairs Specialist Beth Ipsen
Email: eipsen@blm.gov
Phone: 907-356-5511
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

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As of Aug. 3, the Dalton Highway Complex InciWeb pages will no longer be updated. For wildland fire information, please contact the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Information office at (907)356-5511 or go to akfireinfo.com.

Management of the complex of 17 fires was transferred back to the BLM Alaska Fire Service Tanana Fire Management Zone on Aug. 3, 2022. The fires showed very little activity or smoke in the past week. All equipment was removed from the field and all firefighting personnel have demobilized. The fires will continue to burn with little anticipated activity until a season-ending weather event. 

California Interagency Incident Management Team 14 transferred command of the complex to a Type 4 organization from the BLM Alaska Fire Service on July 27. Prior to the transition, many firefighters were released from the incident; the base camp at the Arctic Circle Campground was deconstructed and re-opened to the public at the end of July; and much of the firefighting tools, supplies, and communications equipment were returned to the Alaska Fire Service Warehouse in Fairbanks.
 
The Dalton Highway Complex consists of 17 fires east and west of the Dalton Highway corridor from Livengood and Rampart on the south side of the complex to Coldfoot on the north side. Total size: 91,679 acres. Total containment: 57%.

  • Curky Fire (#318): 28,961 acres, 0% contained
  • Douglas Fire (#336): 23,124 acres, 36% contained
  • Fish Fire (#319): 231 acres, 100% contained
  • Fort Hamlin Hills Fire (#562): 615 acres, 69% contained
  • Gold Pan Fire (#565): 38 acres, 50% contained
  • Huron Fire (#372): 18,822 acres, 0% contained 
  • Idaho Bar Fire (#555): 112 acres, 100% contained
  • Little Dall Fire (#487): 288 acres, 30% contained
  • Little Salt Fire (#521): less than 1 acre, 100% contained
  • Milepost Fire (#317): less than 1 acre, 100% contained
  • MM 125 Fire (#441): 2,986 acres, 30% contained
  • Montana Gulch Fire (#556): 5 acres, 100% contained
  • Moose Creek Fire (#560): 212 acres, 50% contained
  • Prospect Fire (#494): 412 acres, 100% contained
  • Ray Fire (#337): 7 acres, 0% contained
  • Tozitna Fire (#543): 5 acres, 100% contained
  • Troublesome Fire (#359): 13,282 acres, 0% contained


Of the 17 Dalton Highway Complex fires, 7 have been declared contained:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 01st, 2022 approx. 12:45 PM
LocationHalf mile to 5 miles off the Dalton Highway and east of Rampart, Alaska
Incident CommanderBLM Alaska Fire Service Tanana Fire Management Zone
Coordinates66.876 latitude, -150.522 longitude

Current Situation

Size91,679 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained57%
Fuels Involved

Timber and grass

Timber vegetation is a mix of black spruce, mixed hardwoods, timber litter, stands of hardwood and mixed conifer, and tundra.

Vegetation in more recently burned areas consists of various grass, brush, and timber reproduction.

Significant Events

Minimal activity was observed throughout the complex for the past several weeks.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews completed backhaul tools and equipment. All firefighting resources demobilized from the fire area. The 17 fires will be monitored by air and from the Dalton Highway.