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Light rains give Alaska firefighters brief respite

...Tuesday, there were 95 active fires burning. Firefighting crews were assigned to 13 of them. Fire information officer Bob Summerfield said the scattered showers that fell are expected to set the fire behavior back a day or two. But with warmer days...
Rain clears the air up north

...firefighters to make progress on the Hard Luck Creek fire northwest of Fairbanks, said Alaska Division of Forestry spokesman Bob Summerfield. The fire covers just 10 square miles but burned three cabins this week in a recreation area near the Chatanika River...
Fire crews get slight break with cooler weather

...Tuesday's 95 fires. So far this year, 283 fires have burned 660 square miles in the state. Fire information officer Bob Summerfield credits the weather for letting fire crews better tackle the blazes. He says it also means fewer new fires and the...
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