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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...
Alaska Digest east of McGrath. Fire managers were hoping to contained the blaze by Sunday night, said Brett Ricker, a fire information officer for the Alaska Division of Forestry. Fire officials assigned planes, helicopters and smoke jumpers to battle...
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...
Weakening winds give fire crews a break

...perimeter and the other was at the northeast edge a few miles from a cluster of cabins and outbuildings, said fire information officer Kris Eriksen. Two helicopters dropped buckets of water on the blaze. Nine river boats were transporting firefighters...
Winds cause wildfire near Fort Yukon area to spread

...ground worked to hold back the western edge of the blaze as winds reached gusts of 25 mph on Wednesday, said fire information officer Tom Kempton. The fire had threatened to move closer to the village of Fort Yukon, which lies across the Porcupine...
Alaska Digest

...the weather had again turned against them. "We're right back into the hot, dry, windy weather," said fire information officer Gary Lehnhausen. Eight separate fires burned Wednesday in the Solstice complex in northeast of Alaska. The...
State Briefs

...cabins at a rate of 150 to 300 feet an hour, slowing significantly in higher humidity Tuesday afternoon, said fire information officer Paul Slenkamp. As a precaution, crews have spent several days helping property owners install sprinkler systems...
Dozens flee wildfire

...faster than anyone can keep up with," said fire information officer Brett Ricker. "We've got extreme winds and...miles from the village of about 300 people, said fire information officer Tom Kempton. Firefighters had built a 50-foot...
Hundreds flee Interior wildfires to get supplies to the Eagle crews," said fire information officer Mike Heilman. Farther north, the 157,000-acre...miles from the village of about 300 people, said fire information officer Tom Kempton. There were 61 active fires in Alaska...
Rain helps dampen wildfires

...end to the fire season, said Andy Williams, fire information officer for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center...The ground is dry deep down." Pete Buist, fire information officer with the state Division of Forestry, concurred...


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