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Rain, cool temps slow wildfire growth

...three days ago when the humidity was much lower," he said.Fire officials declared the fire 30 percent contained, with the bulk of were to be released and could be shifted to the Funny River fire, officials said.
First light rain falls on Kenai Peninsula fire

...spokesman Bernie Pineda said of the changed wind conditions. "It's not even considered a light breeze anymore."Fire officials for the first time reported property damage. The fire consumed an outbuilding and four small cabins along the Kenai...
Alaska wildfire grows to 193 square miles

...but it was only 20 percent contained as of Sunday, fire officials said.The Funny River Fire threatens about 150 cabins...had built earlier held well despite strong winds.Fire officials said they were expecting some rain by Tuesday and...
Alaska fire near 150 homes, burns 151 sq. miles

...cabins, vacation homes and year-round residents in three communities threatened by the rapidly growing blaze, fire officials said Saturday.They could not estimate how many people have been told to be ready to leave their residences because...
Wildfires grow in southcentral Alaska 31 square miles Wednesday and poured smoke into Soldotna and Kasilof but caused no known damage to structures, fire officials said.Alaska Interagency Incident Management officials said the Funny River Fire grew from 7,000 acres to 20...
Investigators look for cause of Unalaska fire

ANCHORAGE - State fire officials are investigating the cause of a warehouse fire in Unalaska that took 13 hours to extinguish.KTUU-TV reported Unalaska firefighters...
Airport explosion still under investigation

Fire officials and Wings of Alaska are investigating the cause of a small explosion Sunday at Juneau International Airport that injured an airline...
Officials still investigating cause of deadly fire

FAIRBANKS - Fire officials in Fairbanks continue to investigate the cause of a deadly blaze last month at an apartment building."We're still piecing...
CCFR: House fire Tuesday caused by heat tape on waterline

Fire officials say electrical heat tape attached to a waterline is to blame for a house fire on Christine Avenue Tuesday afternoon.Firefighters...
More than a million acres burn for first time since 2010

...made for the 17th driest August since 1912 in the city.State Division of Forestry spokeswoman Maggie Rogers said fire officials did not see the usual number of human-triggered fires early in the season because of the late spring statewide...


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