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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...
Smoke still bothering drivers south of Fairbanks

...stretch of highway from Miles 322 to 332."It's going well, but it's still a fragile situation," said fire information officer Brian Ballou, part of an Oregon team that took over control of the fire Sunday.More than 250 people were working...
Red sun caused by Canadian wildfires

...appearances. "We've had a pretty active fire season this summer," George Maratos, Yukon Wildland Fire Management Fire Information Officer, said. "Last night we saw some extreme fire behavior that was burning in the area."Maratos said the fires...
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...
Regional News
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...


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