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Current Alaska Fires

Hey everyone!

It will get harder to write and bind any new coverage if you are in an area where there is a fire. Chances are, if there is already a fire in your area and you don't have an existing policy, you will most likely be denied for fire protection coverage.

Please feel free to view this incredibly helpful map (actually, we strongly encourage you view it) to show you all of the current fires in our state! Big thanks to the awesome people at UAF and the Geophysical Institute for having a website for the public like this!

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW to go straight to the map!

UAF SMOKE Wildfire Smoke Prediction for Alaska


Our Mission and Vision, About Us

Our goal is to provide a tool for the direct benefit of our local Alaska community using state of the art models and best model source data available for high quality forecasts of smoke from Alaska wildfires.

For inquiries, criticism, questions, please contact the UAFSMOKE group:

Martin Stuefer
Research Associate Professor
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
stuefer [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu, 907-474-6477

Georg Grell
'Dr. WRF/Chem'
Global System Division, NOAA
Boulder, Colorado

Saulo Freitas
'Dr. Emission'
Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Studies (CPTEC/INPE)
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Chris Waigl
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Geophysical Institute
903 Koyukuk Drive
P.O. Box 757320
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320 USA