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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
Wyoming Hills Fire
Denali National Park & Preserve, AK
Wildfire Started on or about 06/26/2013
Status as of 06/27/2013
This fire has been 100% contained Cause Natural
Location The fire is 11 miles north of the Denali Hwy and east of the Toklat River (AK)
Estimated Containment Date weather or season ending event
The park is open. There are no closures or restrictions due to the fire.
The Wyoming Hills Fire was one of 3 lightning sparked fires that were ignited on the evening of June 26. This is burning at a higher elevation then the rest of the fires.
Last 24-hour Activity
The fire behavior was observed to be minimal with a low rate of spread and one foot flame lengths.
Fire managers will allow the fire to take its natural course for the health of the forest. The fire will be monitored by mapping it from the air and documenting fire behavior.
Vegetation Affected Tussock tundra
Air / Smoke Issues
Where there is fire, there is smoke. Due to the current and expected statewide fire activity, anticipate varying levels of smoke. Keep informed of local fire information and air quality reports. Wildfire smoke information is available at http://www.dec.state.ak.us.air/smokemain.htm.
Benefits of the Burn
Fire in the far north is a natural process. After fire, cotton grass and willow re-sprout and are beneficial to small mammals and grazing animals. Animals adapted to the artic have coexisted with fire for thousands of years.
Values to be Protected
No values (structures, natural or cultural sites) are threatened at this time. Action will be taken if the fire threatens structures, natural or cultural sites.
Alaska Fire Service
Additional Information Visit the Incident Website
June 27, 2013 vicinity map of Denali NP&P fires | 313 KB | PDF
Wyoming Hills Fire Updates
June 26, 2013 initial report
July 9, 2013