July 14, 2015
New Fire Burning in Preserve
The lightning-ignited Weshrinarin Creek Fire was reported by an aircraft flying over the area on Monday, July 13. Fire managers conducted an aerial reconnaissance flight later that day and reported the perimeter of the 30 acre fire as 30% active. There are no threats to structures at this time.
July 01, 2015
Fire Restrictions Lifted in Yukon-Charley Rivers
Effective immediately, open fires may be built as allowed by park regulations on all Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve lands. Rain and generally wet weather over the past several days, in combination with forecasted conditions, is allowing the fire ban to be lifted. But conditions can change rapidly, so wildland fire managers ask visitors and residents to stay informed on current conditions and potential fire danger.
June 22, 2015
Trout Fire in Yukon-Charley Rivers Showing Signs of Life
The Trout Fire, which had no visible smokes for a couple of weeks, has come back to life and is now creating some smoke due to the hot, dry and windy conditions in Interior Alaska. The fire is in monitor status, and its acreage is unchanged at 376 acres. At this time it does not pose a threat to the community of Eagle, nor to any structures within the Preserve.
May 26, 2015
Lightning Strike Ignites Trout Fire on Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
On May 24, a lightning strike started a wildfire on the Yukon-Charley River National Preserve, East of Trout Creek and South of the Yukon River. The fire is torching individual spruce trees and burning downhill in the tundra. As of May 26, the fire is estimated to be 250 acres and is threatening a preserve cabin. Four firefighters are in place and have implemented a structure protection plan.
June 20, 2014
Prohibition of Unmanned Aircraft in National Parks
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today signed a policy memorandum that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service.