Emergency Management Announcements

Shovel Creek Fire Community Meeting - 18 July 2019New

​The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team will provide an update on the current fire situation and will be able to answer questions from the community.

The Meeting will be held 18 July 2019 @ 6:00 PM at the Ken Kunkel Community Center.

Additional parking can be found at Ivory Jacks.

Updated: Jul-16 4:44PM
All transfer sites are returning to their normal summer hours:New

Standard Hours – 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, 7 days/week

5 main transfer sites – FLE, FLW, North Pole, Badger, & Chena Pump
2 midsize transfer sites – Fox & Ester

Expanded Hours – 6:00 am – 8:00 pm, 2 days/week 
Wednesdays & Saturdays
2 main transfer sites – Farmers Loop West & North Pole

Small Transfer Sites – Remain open 24/7
Two Rivers, Dale Road, Moose Creek, 30-Mile, Salcha, & 

Updated: Jul-16 1:42PM
Shovel Creek Fire Update - July 16, 2019New

​The Northern Rockies Type 2 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Bob Fry, assumed command of the Shovel Creek Fire at 6 PM last night. The team is looking forward to working with the community, as it continues the effort to meet fire management objectives. 

It has been three days since the fire area received significant rainfall. With continued warm and dry conditions, fire behavior may start to increase with most of the heat and smoke in isolated pockets in the interior and on the northern fire edge. Crews continue to mop-up and secure the southeast corner of the fire. Firefighters are not currently working on the ​north side of the Chatanika River but structure protection equipment, such as sprinklers and hoses, are in place if needed. Firefighters are scouting for heat on the south side of the river, north of the fire. 



Updated: Jul-16 8:48AM
Shovel Creek Fire Update - July 15, 2019New
Updated: Jul-15 9:20AM
Campfire Closure Order RescindedNew
Updated: Jul-15 8:13AM
Campfire Closure

​Due to extreme wildfire danger across much of Alaska, current wildfire activity around the state, and limited resources available to respond to new wildfire starts, the Alaska Division of Forestry is restricting all campfires on state, private and municipal lands within the following boroughs and geographical regions effective immediately​.DNR Press Release - State forestry issues campfire restrictions across much of Alaska Final_Page_1.png

Updated: Jul-09 10:02AM
Smoke Respite Room at FMH Open 24 Hours a Day

July 7, 2019

The Fairbanks Memorial Hospital has a "Smoke Respite" room available at 1650 Cowles Street. It is located in the Chandler Room.

See the flyer for more information: FMH Smoke Respite Room_7 JULY 2019.pdf


Updated: Jul-07 2:09PM
Neighborhood/Structure Protection Boundary Maps - July 4, 2019
Updated: Jul-06 10:39AM
FNSB Declaration of Disaster Emergency due to Shovel Creek Fire

Issued: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

This PROCLAMATION was issued by Borough Mayor Bryce Ward this morning:


Read the full Proclamation here: FNSB Disaster Declaration_2019.pdf

Updated: Jul-02 6:54PM
State of Alaska DPS Announces Immediate Suspension on Sale and Use of Fireworks


June 27, 2019

The State of Alaska Department of Public Safety has issued the following press release announcing the immediate suspension on the sale and use of fireworks across many areas in Alaska.  --


Read the full press release here:

For wildfire updates and fire safety information visit: http://fnsb.us/eo/Pages/EM.aspx

Updated: Jul-08 8:45AM

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