Far from the evacuations and high profile fires raging across Alaska, down a remote chipseal road sandwiched 42 miles west of the Canadian border and 50 miles east of the nearest town of Tok, efforts are ongoing to gain ground on the remote Boundary River Fire.
About 9 miles from the village of Northway, population around 100, the lightning-caused fire is a Type III Incident and was estimated at 15,000 acres as of July 9.
Fire crews have been deployed to protect native allotments which are home to cabins, cultural camps and burial grounds, as well as hedge against a potential run toward the village.
Straddling the border with Canada is the larger 27,000-acre McArthur Fire, which has been the site of limited firefighting efforts.
But lacking adequate road access, fire officials must rely almost entirely on helicopters to transport personnel and gear into, and out of, the wilderness.
Northway Airport, dating back to the mid-1940s, became the center of activity with the transformation into Northway Helibase.
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Fire crews have been very busy across Anchorage as the dry weather continues.
Anchorage Fire Department Assistant Chief Alex Boyd says the department gets at least one call a day about smoke in the area around Mountain View Drive and the Glenn Highway, west of Boniface Parkway.
"We're really in the same place we were in a week ago. Conditions are still very dry and very dangerous."
Even though temperatures are cooler, the ground is still very dry and not collecting enough moisture, meaning firefighters are combating fires that look like they've already been put out.
"Those fires, they will smolder in the ground until they find enough dry material, and they'll start back up. We usually don't see that because the ground moisture is a lot higher, so we are seeing a lot more of that type fire coming up, old camp fires that have reawakened that weren't fully put out to begin with, and the moisture didn't help that, so we are seeing a lot of that."
Boyd says they are able to take care of those quickly thanks to help from the community.
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