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Wildfire near McGrath grows to 21,760 acres

...to the fire's growth on the eastern perimeter but also by more accurate mapping of the blaze, Forestry spokesman Andy Alexandrou said. Nine crews, or 176 people, were working the fire about 225 miles northwest of Anchorage on Thursday, when...

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Lightning-sparked McGrath wildfire grows to 5,000 acres

...acres. "The fire is only 4 miles north of McGrath so it has precipitated a lot of concern and rightly so," said Andy Alexandrou, a public information officer for the Department of Natural Resources. Winds are pushing the fire south. Alexandrou...

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Alaska fires draw crews from across nation

...were 1,499 people from the Lower 48 committed to Alaska fires, "give or take a few," fire information officer Andy Alexandrou said. The first of several engines arrived from points south Saturday after the long drive north. Smokejumpers...

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McGrath fire grows, but weather helping

...Winds that had been pushing the blaze closer to McGrath are expected to shift and move the fire away from the town. Andy Alexandrou, a spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources, says with the change in the weather it is likely that the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052809/reg_444691335.shtml
Fire still growing on Kenai Peninsula

...uncomfortably close to some structures. No buildings were immediately threatened, however, officials said Wednesday. Andy Alexandrou, a spokesman for the state Division of Forestry, said 92 personnel are assigned to the fire, which was reported...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052208/sta_281800495.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Wildfire approaches villages 7/7/97

...Alaska and the Lower 48 were to begin attacking the fire today, before it threatens any communities in its path. Andy Alexandrou, a state fire management officer in McGrath, said he didn't expect the fire to reach the villages by tonight...

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