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Wildfire information

Burn ban in effect for much of Alaska

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has issued a ban on all burning throughout much of the state of Alaska due to dry conditions and high wildfire danger. The ban was issued for the following areas:

    • The Tanana Valley north of the Alaska Range and the Copper River Valley (Game Management Units 11, 12, 20, 24 and 25)
    • Western Alaska (Game Management Units 9, 17, 18, 19 and 21)
    • The Kenai Peninsula, Municipality of Anchorage and Mat-Su Borough (Game Management Units 7, 13, 14, 15 and 16)

The ban applies to all open fires and flame sources that are not immediately extinguishable, including campfires and charcoal barbecue grills and covers state, federal, municipal and private lands. Gas grills and backpacking or camp stoves that use fuel or compressed canisters are still permitted. 

For additional information, visit DNR online at

Measles information

UPDATE - Measles information

Updated 6/11/15 3 p.m.

State of Alaska epidemiology officials have added more detailed information about the locations visited by the individual with measles. Please see the chart below or visit this page for more information.

UPDATE - Measles confirmed in Fairbanks

State of Alaska epidemiology officials have updated the locations at UAF where the individual with measles is believed to have been, as part of a new document detailing vaccination recommendations for people in Fairbanks. That document is available here. Following is the more-detailed locations information:

Location     Dates
 Fairbanks Airport  May 31 
 University of Alaska Fairbanks  May 31‐June 7 

 UAF ‐ Cutler Apartment 

 May 31 through June 7 

 UAF ‐Moore Hall  May 31 
 UAF ‐Wood Center  May 31 and June 1 
 UAF‐ International Programs June 1
 UAF‐ Mining and Geophysical Engineering Departments June 1 and June 3 
 UAF‐ Library  June 5 
 Walmart  May 31 
 Fred Meyers West  June 2 
 Fred Meyers East, Home Depot, Walgreens East  June 4 
 Avis Rental Car  

 June 4 

 Federal Building (Social Security Office), Old Navy, Famous Footwear  June 5 
 Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Emergency Dept.  June 6 

Measles confirmed in Fairbanks

Updated 6/10/15 1:25 p.m.

State of Alaska health officials have announced that there has been a positive case of measles confirmed in Fairbanks. Following is a note from BJ Aldrich at the UAF Center for Health and Counseling regarding the case:

June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015

TO: UAF staff, faculty and students

FROM: BJ Aldrich, Student Health and Counseling Center

RE:  Measles case confirmed in Fairbanks

State health officials have notified the University of Alaska Fairbanks of a confirmed case of the measles. An adult with recent travel to central Asia developed a rash several days after arriving in Fairbanks.

The individual stayed on campus and visited various locations at UAF, as well as several other locations in the community May 31-June 7 and laboratory testing for the measles RNA virus was positive on June 9.

It is believed that the individual was not a participant in Gov. Walker’s event, which took place at the Wood Center June 5-7.

Measles is an infectious virus that begins with a fever, which can last for a couple of days, followed by a cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis (pink eye).

It’s important to note that people are at the highest risk of developing measles if they have never had the disease or have never received the measles vaccine.

The state is recommending that individuals confirm and/or update vaccinations for children and adults. Additional information has been provided by the state for the locations where persons could have been exposed. That information can be found at the link included here.

More information about the measles and the vaccine is also available.

UAF is in contact with state health officials and will work with them for the release of any additional locations the individual visited while on campus. That information and any updates, when available, will be shared online at

If you have additional questions, please contact your local health provider or the Fairbanks Regional Public Health Center at 452-1776. 



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