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Fire guts Willow lodge

WILLOW - Fire destroyed the Pioneer Lodge in Willow. Borough Director of Emergency Services Dennis Brodigan says the lodge is still standing after this week's blaze, but will likely have to be leveled. Brodigan said it appears the...
Small plane crashes into Lake Lucille

...m. Saturday. The pilot was the only person on board. He was rescued by local residents with a pontoon boat. Dennis Brodigan, Emergency Services director for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, says the pilot, who is an employee at the Best...
Fire destroys Mat-Su school

...found flames shooting out the roof. By 10:15 p.m., the roof was nearly consumed and walls were on fire. Dennis Brodigan, borough emergency services director, said firefighters tried to save the school's west wing because important...
Natural gas plant fire destroys building

...of the explosions was not immediately known. Only one person was at the plant when the explosions occurred, said Dennis Brodigan, the borough's emergency services director. The worker was in another plant building and called 911, he said...
Anchorage man dies in jump from bridge

...the bottom of the gulch and was seen moving around. Emergency crews used ropes to pull him back to the roadway. Dennis Brodigan, emergency services director for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, told the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman that Starheim...
Mat-Su officials seek cause of fire

...burn for days unless you pour water on it and stir it, pour water on it and stir it, that sort of thing," said Dennis Brodigan, borough emergency services director. The fire was among the largest structure fires ever in the borough, said...
1 woman dies, 4 others hospitalized in CO leak

...situation, their levels were so high they were taken to the hospital.Central Mat-Su Emergency Services Director Dennis Brodigan says preliminary indications point to a boiler that wasn't operating correctly.
Alaska volcano stirs after 12 years

...again in 1997, Power said. Nearby state and local agencies have begun preparing for Mount Spurr's reawakening. Dennis Brodigan, director of emergency services for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough north of Anchorage and northeast of Mount Spurr...
Methane tanker rolls on highway

...Talkeetna. The driver reported minor injuries but was able to leave the cab. Borough emergency services director Dennis Brodigan said the first goal of responders was to get the driver out safely and to isolate the area. The highway was closed...
Forestry crew rescues lost man

...airlifted him to Willow. Anger was rushed by ambulance to Mat-Su Regional Hospital. He was somewhat dehydrated, said Dennis Brodigan, director of Mat-Su Emergency Services, but appeared to be in satisfactory condition on the ambulance ride.


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