Wildfire Evacuation Warning Issued to Some Fairbanks Residents

Level 2 warning as Shovel Creek fire burns

 

 

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks, Alaska, emergency officials have issued evacuation warnings to some residents as the Shovel Creek wildfire burns nearby.

On Sunday, just after midnight, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Department of Emergency Management raised the evacuation alert for the Martin and Perfect Perch subdivisions. The Level 3 alert indicates an imminent threat and advises residents to evacuate to an emergency shelter immediately.

As of around 3 a.m., the Lincoln Creek, McCloud and Murphy subdivisions were at a Level 2, meaning residents there should be ready to evacuate if alerted.

Emergency officials say residents should have a kit of important items assembled.

See also  USFA: California On-Duty Death

The Chatanika River is at a Level 1, which means residents should be monitoring for changes.

Wildfire smoke is degrading air quality throughout the region.

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Topics

Level 2 warning as Shovel Creek fire burns     FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks, Alaska, emergency officials have issued evacuation warnings to some residents as the Shovel Creek wildfire burns nearby. On Sunday, just after midnight, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Department of Emergency Management raised the evacuation alert for the Martin and Perfect […]

Get The Wildland Firefighter Newsletter

Related Articles

Drone Halts Helicopter Response to OR Fire

Drone Halts Helicopter Response to OR Fire

David Smigelski - Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore. Sep. 13—A helicopter was forced from the air in the middle of a firefight Monday when a drone appeared over a fire burning on Pioneer Road. Jackson County Fire District No. 5 and the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest...

OR Adopts CA Fire Tactic, Shutting Power Amid High Winds

OR Adopts CA Fire Tactic, Shutting Power Amid High Winds

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon utilities shut down power to tens of thousands of customers on Friday as dry easterly winds swept into the region in the hopes that it would lessen the risk of wildfires in extremely dry and hot...