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There are many fuels and fire-related projects that occur in the national parks. Current fires is a source for up-to-date information on prescribed fires, wildfires, and hazard fuels reduction projects.
- Windy Peak
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA
Fire/Project Started: 08/23/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/31/2013
- 2013 August Lightning
Crater Lake National Park, OR
Fire/Project Started: 08/22/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/26/2013
- Snake Fire
Yellowstone National Park, ID,MT,WY
Fire/Project Started: 08/05/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/06/2013
- Forbidden Fire
Yosemite National Park, CA
Fire/Project Started: 05/21/2013
Last Report Posted: 07/17/2013
- White Fire
Wupatki National Monument, AZ
Fire/Project Started: 07/05/2013
Last Report Posted: 07/05/2013
- Halfway Fire
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Fire/Project Started: 06/19/2013
Last Report Posted: 06/20/2013
- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Debris Pile Burn
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, AK
Fire/Project Started: 04/23/2013
Last Report Posted: 05/03/2013
- Bow Creek Pile Burn
Missouri National Recreational River, SD
Fire/Project Started: 02/25/2013
Last Report Posted: 03/01/2013
- Red Cedar Reduction
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, OK
Fire/Project Started: 02/01/2013
Last Report Posted: 02/25/2013
- Fern Lake Fire
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Fire/Project Started: 10/09/2012
Last Report Posted: 12/14/2012
North Swift Fork Fire
Denali National Park & Preserve, AK
Wildfire Started on or about 06/01/2013
Status as of 06/06/2013
This fire has been 100% contained Cause Natural
Location About 110 miles southwest of Denali Park headquarters & more than 50 miles southwest of Wonder Lake (AK)
Estimated Containment Date Weather or season ending event
The park is open. There are no closures or restrictions due to the fire.
Updates on Fire
National Park Service fire staff flew over the wildfire yesterday and did not observe any smoke or flame. The fire has received some rain. Green up has started in the area however some ice still remains on the lakes and pockets of snow still linger. Accurate aerial mapping reduced the fire's acres from 920 to 794.
A lightning ignited wildfire was discovered in the far western portion of Denali NP on June 1, 2013. The fire burns in a very remote area where fire is a common occurrence. The fire will be allowed to take its natural course. Action will be taken if the fire threatens structures or natural and cultural sites.
Last 24-hour Activity
Alaska Fire Service monitored the fire on June 2. It was 30% active, creeping and spreading to the south and southwest. Light rain was in the area.
Alaska Fire Service will monitor the fire by mapping it from the air and documenting fire behavior observations as needed.
Vegetation Affected Tussock tundra
Benefits of the Burn
Fires are a naturally occurring event in the boreal forest. They clean up the forest floor, rejuvenate soils and create rich habitat for wildlife. They also burn in a mosaic like pattern and reduce the intensity and danger of future fires throughout the area.
Values to be Protected
The fire does not threaten anything at this time. If you recreate in Alaska, please be safe with fire. If you live in Alaska, are you prepared for fire? Prevent. Prepare. Be aware. Visit http://www.nps.gov/akso/nature/fire/LearningCnt.cfm to learn more.
Alaska Fire Service
Additional Information Visit the Incident Website
Larry Weddle, Western Area Fire Management Officer
Pre-green up North Swift Fork Fire burns on June 1, 2013. Ice still lingers on lakes. Denali is in the background. Alaska Fire Service photo by Will Hutto
June 1, 2013 map of North Swift Fork Fire | 588 KB | PDF
North Swift Fork Fire Updates
June 1, 2013 initial report
June 6, 2013