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Kenai wildlife refuge revises fire management plan

...types of treatment that we would do in and around the refuge lands near those communities," Doug Newbould, fire management officer for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, told the Peninsula Clarion.The report examines the effect forest fires...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-14/kenai-wildlife-refuge-revises-fire-mana
State
Wetter weather brings relief from Alaska wildfires

...2-square-mile blaze in a remote area of Denali National Park and Preserve.Larry Weddle, a National Park Service fire management officer, said the closest weather station from the fire is 40 miles away. He said precipitation was recorded at that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-04/wetter-weather-brings-relief-alaska-wil
State
Despite heat, Alaska wildfires have been limited

...Airport on a record 36 days. The old record of 30 days was set in that challenging 2004 fire season.Tom Kurth, a fire management officer with the state Division of Forestry in Fairbanks, said some of the credit has to go to firefighters. He said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-19/despite-heat-alaska-wildfires-have-been
State
Vietnam vet spends summer fighting fires

...mid-August, Forestry has responded to 76 wildland fires.That's the most since the late 1990s, said Howie Kent, fire management officer."It's directly attributable to the weather," he said. "Warm, dry weather."Carlton and five other...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-26/vietnam-vet-spends-summer-fighting-fire
State
Fire-starter could be billed $800,000

...firefighting efforts. Larry Traw was also issued a warning by the state Division of Forestry, said Lynn Wilcock, state fire management officer for the Mat-Su area. The warning does not involve any penalties or fines. ``If another event arises, it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052799/Loc_firestarter.html
Local
Forest Service asks campers to totally extinguish campfires

...of folks are bound to head outdoors for camping, hunting and other recreational activities. Brian Sines, a fire management officer with the Tongass National Forest, is asking recreationists to exercise a extra caution with campfires, especially...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070210/out_664414814.shtml
outdoors
Fire crew returns home to vandalized cars

...elite crew that had been called out to a blaze near Fairbanks has returned to find their property vandalized. Fire management officer Norm McDonald said the crew known as the Pioneer Peak Hotshots returned Tuesday to Wasilla and discovered vandals...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082009/reg_483649225.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...firefighting efforts. Larry Traw was also issued a warning by the state Division of Forestry, said Lynn Wilcock, state fire management officer for the Mat-Su area. The warning does not involve any penalties or fines. ``If another event arises, it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052799/Loc_firestarter.shtml
Firefighters battle season's first big blaze

...when it was reported Wednesday, but strong winds caused it to grow quickly, said Bill Beebe, coastal regional fire management officer for the state Division of Forestry. "It is out of control," Beebe said Thursday. "It has a potential to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062201/Loc_Blaze.html
Local
Authorities launch wildfire protection plan

...officials are hoping to begin the burns as early as this week if weather conditions are right, said Robert Schmoll, fire management officer for the Division of Forestry in Fairbanks. Debris piles are located in three areas where firefighters have cut...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/093007/sta_20070930036.shtml
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