Fires on public lands near Gilmore Trail prohibited by BLM


The Bureau of Land Management, or B-L-M, has issued a fire prohibition for public lands near Gilmore Trail for the second year in a row.

This fire prevention order prohibits campfires, explosives, and fireworks on BLM-managed public lands in a fire-prone area of black spruce off Gilmore Trail north of Fairbanks.
In the past few years, firefighters and law enforcement have found many unattended bonfires in the area, leading to concerns that an escaped fire could threaten local residences, as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facility on Gilmore Creek.
The fire prevention order will end Oct. 31 unless it's rescinded as a result of conditions and-or human activity.
For more information, contact Fire Management Specialist Tom St. Clair at 474-22-26 or tstclaire@blm.gov

Meanwhile, the wildfire burning near Tok, known as the North Robertson Fire, is estimated to have burned about 800 acres.
According to the Alaska Inter-agency Coordination Center, the fire is threatening a total of six structures so far.
Ground crews, helicopters, and air tankers are being used to fight the blaze.