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Wildfires flare up in the Interior

...lightning about 20 miles southwest of Nenana, fire information spokesman Pete Buist said. A small new fire, also caused...with one resident choosing to stay in place, fire information spokesman Timothy Evans said. The fire is heading toward...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-23/wildfires-flare-interior
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UPDATED: Wildfire near Willow quickly grows, forces homes to evacuate

...tour of the fire, which burned at least 25 homes and up to 20 other structures including sheds and outhouses.Fire information spokesman Tim Mowry said 210 residents signed in at evacuation centers in Houston and near Talkeetna.Residents with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-15/updated-wildfire-near-willow-quickly-gr
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Wildfires grow in number, but no new evacuations

...a record wildfire year in 2004, when nearly 6.6 million acres - or 10,300 square miles - burned, said fire information spokesman Tim Mowry. In Alaska, where many wildfires in remote areas are monitored and allowed to burn out instead of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/wildfires-grow-number-no-new-evacuation
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Weekend rains bring relief for wildfire crews

...active wildfires, for example, only 42 are staffed.There are 2,791 firefighters battling Alaska wildfires, fire information spokesman Tim Mowry said. Of those, only 738 are based in Alaska, with the remaining firefighters from outside the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/weekend-rains-bring-relief-wildfire-cre
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Weekend rains bring relief for Alaska wildfire crews

...wildfires, for example, only 42 are staffed.There currently are 2,791 firefighters battling Alaska wildfires, fire information spokesman Tim Mowry said. Of those, only 738 are based in Alaska, with the remaining firefighters from outside the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/weekend-rains-bring-relief-alaska-wildf
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Growing wildfires prompt evacuations

...additional fire crews from the National Interagency Coordination Center to augment crews stretched thin in Alaska.Fire information spokesman Tim Mowry said some people are comparing this year to the heavy fire season of 2004."The thing is, once...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/growing-wildfires-prompt-evacuations
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Alaska wildfires spread as more evacuations launched

...the total to 316 fires burning almost 1,410 square miles."It's definitely a busy season in Alaska," fire information spokesman Tim Mowry said. "That seems like a huge number to a lot of people, but this is a huge, huge state."Much...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/alaska-wildfires-spread-more-evacuation
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Burgeoning wildfires in Alaska prompt more evacuations

...are burning in Alaska."I don't know where you'd go to find a clean breath of air in Interior Alaska," fire information spokesman Pete Buist said.Fires near Eureka forced Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race champion Brent Sass to take...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/burgeoning-wildfires-alaska-prompt-more
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Crews battling two large tundra wildfires

...expecting to depart from one of the fires on Monday and continue mopping up hotspots at the other larger blaze, fire information spokesman Tim Mowry said.Many Alaska wildfires are allowed to burn themselves out without crews if they are remote and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-09/crews-battling-two-large-tundra-wildfir
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Evacuation urged for 80 Interior homes

...said Jeremy Pris, a fire information spokesman. The northwest corner...said Jeremy Pris, a fire information spokesman. The northwest corner...conditions a bit, said fire information spokesman Kevin Koechlein. "But...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072004/sta_evac.shtml
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