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Gastineau fire was started on purpose

Saturday's fire at the vacant Gastineau Apartments was set on purpose, fire officials say.On Sunday, the Capital City Fire/Rescue fire marshal's office finished its origin and cause investigation, concluding...
Repairs may be cause of Douglas blaze

...home on North Douglas last Tuesday remains unknown, but it may have been due to plumbing repair work, according to fire officials.Plumbing repairs were completed at the home, in the 6300 block of the highway, hours before the fire broke out...
Grandmother barricaded in bedroom dies in house fire

...David Campbell told the Empire Saturday, adding it appears the door was locked from the inside of the room, where fire officials believe the fire started.Firefighters forced their way into the home of Doris J. Emanoff and then crawled through...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...


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