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Isom Creek Fire (#187)

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Alaska Fire Service - Upper Yukon Zone
Bureau of Land Management
P.O. Box 35005
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703

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News Releases — Isom Creek Fire (#187)

Certified Wildlife K-9 Karelian bear dogs used for first time on an AK fire Released: 6/21/2020
The presence of bears near a wildland fire in Alaska is nothing new to the firefighting community, but the use of professionally trained Karelian bear dogs was a first, nationwide, on...
Solstice fog on Isom Creek Fire Released: 6/21/2020
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Incident command for the Isom Creek Fire #187 will transfer to a local Type 3 organization early on Monday, June 22. The incoming and...
Isom Creek Fire begins transition to Type 3 team Released: 6/20/2020
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Wet conditions persist, limiting activity on the Isom Creek Fire #187. Hotshots and hand crews are ready to conduct burnout operations but favorable burning conditions...
Rain slows activity on Isom Creek Fire Released: 6/19/2020
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Isom Creek Fire (#187) is expected to be less active today as cool, rainy weather moves into the area. Crews are ready to conduct burnout operations, but they will...
Crews make gains on Isom Creek Fire, bear dogs still at work Released: 6/18/2020
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Additional smoke may be spotted rising from the Isom Creek Fire (#187) later today as temperatures warm and kick up fire activity. Firefighters are waiting for the right...
Isom Creek Fire uses minimum impact suppression tactics in refuge Released: 6/17/2020
FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Firefighters continue to gain ground, closing the gap in the western containment line and constructing line on other parts of the Isom Creek Fire (#187). The La Grande...
Karelian bear dogs and weather aid crews on Isom Creek Fire Released: 6/16/2020
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Firefighters continue to make good progress to suppress the Isom Creek Fire (#187) aided by relatively cool temperatures, high humidity, and light winds. Crews improved the...
Crews Increase Containment on Isom Creek Fire Released: 6/15/2020
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Isom Creek Fire (#187) did not grow despite dry thunderstorm activity with strong winds on the ridge tops Sunday. An increase in relative humidity is helping firefighters...
Extreme Thunderstorms Forecast for Isom Creek Fire Released: 6/14/2020
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – A Red Flag Warning was issued Sunday for extreme fire weather due to persistent hot and dry conditions in the area. Erratic winds are likely in the afternoon, generated by...
Winds challenge fire crews and send smoke to Dalton Highway Released: 6/13/2020
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – An earlier than usual wind shift during a burn out operation on the Isom Creek Fire (#187) brought heavy smoke over the Dalton Highway near milepost 46 late Friday evening....