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    National Preserve Alaska

Current Fire Information

Lightning has sparked two small wildfires in the park.

The Noatak River fire is located north of the Noatak River and east of Narvakrak Lake. This fire was estimated at 300 acres burning in brush and tundra and exhibiting two to four foot flame lengths with 100 percent of the perimeter active. The fire does not pose an immediate threat to life or property, and it is burning in a “limited” fire management unit. Named the Noatak River Fire, it was discovered by a National Park Service ranger flying over the area. The closest structure is 20 miles downriver. The ranger also reported the two-acre Maiyumerak Creek Fire, located west of the mouth of Maiyumerak Creek, which had no smoke observed and is in monitor status. Find out more:

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Alaska-wide National Park Service Fire Info

Latest updates, maps, and images of fires in national parks throughout Alaska
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Alaska Fire Info

Latest updates and maps of fires in Alaska
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Alaska Smoke Concerns

Current air quality advisories and alerts for Alaska
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Are You Prepared?

Get ready for fire. Learn about your responsibilities.

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Wildland Fire Management in the Park

Fire managers work hard to balance the risks and benefits of fire in the park.

Did You Know?

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The Preserve contains thousands of undisturbed archaeological and cultural sites, some dating back 11,000 years.