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Crews fighting Alaska fire work to protect cabins

...along the Chatanika River in interior Alaska. Fire information officer Sarah Saarloos said five hot shot crews arrived...Fairbanks, four new fires were reported, said fire information officer Pete Buist. Most of them were east of the city...
McGrath fire finally under control

...scorched more than 90,000 acres has been tamed. Five fire crews were scheduled to leave McGrath on Sunday, said fire information officer Jean Withnell, who expected to leave for her home post in Virginia today. "I think they have been kind of...
Fire crews face increasingly dry conditions in the Interior

...Sunday as crews raced against hot, dry conditions to protect cabins northeast of Tok. "It's big out there," fire information officer Kris Eriksen said of the three fires in the 428,000-acre complex. "We have very active burning and extreme...
AlaskaDigest is bumping the road," said Bert Plante, fire information officer at the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center...Boundary complex of fires north of Fairbanks. Fire information officer Frances Reynolds said a "red flag warning...
Fire south of Nenana grows to 10,000 acres

...000 acres and moving to within a mile of the city of Nenana. Sound off on the important issues at Pete Buist, fire information officer for the Alaska Division of Forestry, said changes in wind direction were causing firefighters extra headaches...
Weather continues to give fire crews small break

...cooler weather. The break in the weather let crews better manage the multiple blazes in the state. However, fire information officer Pete Buist said thunderstorms also have sparked new fires because of the lightning they bring. There were 85...
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McGrath-area fire stalled due to weather

...Broken Snowshoe Fire continues to burn about 3.5 miles from the town, but remained Sunday at 25,575 acres. Fire information officer Tracy Skinner said 295 people are assigned to the fire. She said the wet weather has allowed firefighters to...
Evacuation urged for 80 Interior homes

...Haystack subdivision. "The fire has breached one of our dozer lines in the upper Poker Creek area," said fire information officer Gil Knight. "It's time to go." The fire sprang to life at the southern edge of the blaze when winds picked...
Wildfire threatens village

...fight a wildfire moving toward a small village in eastern Alaska, but the weather is expected to warm again. Fire information officer Sarah Saarloos said Sunday the blaze is about four miles from the center of Circle, a community of about 95...
Weather aids crews in fighting border fire

...Monday at 1,300 acres - about 100 acres less than the previous day's estimate, according to Bernie Pineda, a fire information officer with the Department of Natural Resources. Eight firefighting crews remained on the fire, focusing their efforts...


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