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As rain soaks Alaska, state's wildland firefighters head south

...still on assignment in the Northwest Territories and is expected to return to Alaska the middle of next week.The Alaska Fire Service has also let resources head south in response to increased fire activity in the Lower 48. The Midnight Sun and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/rain-soaks-alaska-states-wildland-fi
Outdoors
More than a million acres burn for first time since 2010

...it went forward with live-fire exercises that are believed to have started the fire despite warnings from the Alaska Fire Service that the drills should have been postponed due to high fire danger conditions.Through Aug. 30, Fairbanks - in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-09/more-million-acres-burn-first-time-2010
State
Hot and very dry weather spreads interior Alaska fires

...FAIRBANKS - Mother Nature is not being kind to firefighters trying to control wildfires in interior Alaska.The Alaska Fire Service says hot and dry conditions continue to elevate the fire danger in the central and eastern Interior with "record-setting...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-08-16/hot-and-very-dry-weather-spreads-interior-ala
Despite heat, Alaska wildfires have been limited

...said Heidi Strader, a meteorologist for the Alaska Fire Service. "As dry as the fuels are this year, we're lucky...crews are better prepared and more established."Alaska Fire Service meteorologist Sharon Alden said there have been a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-19/despite-heat-alaska-wildfires-have-been
State
Interior fire season lingers amid lack of rain

...new strength later in the year than normal, said Alaska Fire Service spokesman Terry Anderson.The Mississippi Fire east...in late May on military training grounds, and the Alaska Fire Service lists it as human caused. The fire had been in monitor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-11/interior-fire-season-lingers-amid-lack-
State
Army ignored fire risk before training

...cabins and two outbuildings to the south of the Chena River and also burned power lines and fiber-optic cables used to service the military training area.Fire suppression has cost $19.8 million, according to the Alaska Fire Service.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-04/army-ignored-fire-risk-training
State
Fire threatens to cross river east of Fairbanks

...we've got," Johnson said.Kent Slaughter, the Alaska Fire Service manager for the Bureau of Land Management, said...community members directly threatened by the fire."Alaska Fire Service information officer Michelle Weston said 684 people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-09/fire-threatens-cross-river-east-fairban
State
Forest fire season off to slow start in the Interior

...acreage is less that average. "We're well below normal as far as fire activity goes," said Maggie Rogers of the Alaska Fire Service in Fairbanks. Through Friday, 135 fires had been reported in the state, and only 32 of those were in the Fairbanks...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060606/sta_20060606027.shtml
News
Weakening winds give fire crews a break

...Thursday morning, the blaze was 75 percent contained, with full containment expected by 6 p.m. today, said Alaska Fire Service spokesman Andy Williams. Altogether, 144 people were assigned to the fire. The fire was sparked by lightning...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062003/sta_weakwind.shtml
News
State briefs

...Monday night to Las Vegas, where they will be assigned to fires in western states. The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service and the Alaska Division of Forestry maintain more than 70 emergency firefighter crews in 55 towns and villages...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071602/sta_stbriefs.shtml
News

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