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Firefighters intensify efforts to keep Alaska blaze away from homes, oil pipeline

...Fairbanks was moving closer Tuesday to a subdivision of more than a dozen homes and the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, a fire official said. Nineteen fire crews were assigned to the Hastings Fire and were burning vegetation and other fuels in order...
2 injured in Anchorage apartment building fire

...building, causing extensive damage and displacing more than two dozen people who took shelter in a nearby church, a fire official said.When Anchorage firefighters arrived at the 24-unit Calais Arms apartments, the third floor and roof were...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

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Volunteer fire official quits, citing safety concerns

The volunteer chief for the Lynn Canal fire district has resigned, saying residents of its service area north of Auke Bay are treated as ``second-class citizens in respect to fire safety.''
Anchorage fire official leaves quietly

ANCHORAGE - The deputy chief of administration for the Anchorage Fire Department isn't saying why she's leaving, and city officials say only that it's a personnel matter.
Regional News
Storage fire investigation continues

...source of a fire that destroyed a self-storage facility near Lemon Creek on Sunday morning may never be known, a fire official said today. Fire Marshal Randy Waters said he is continuing to investigate the fire that caused millions of dollars...
Sitka blaze destroys resident section of historic hotel

...morning. The fire took out the back addition of the Sitka Hotel, which houses permanent residents in the winter, a fire official said. All residents and hotel guests were safety evacuated as were those in a neighboring apartment building. Twenty-four...
Musher finishes Iditarod, then learns Montana house destroyed

...and two ferrets died in the fire, but racing dogs that were left behind survived in a nearby area. A Cascade County fire official said an electrical malfunction may have started the fire. The musher's father, Richard Larson of Great Falls...
Air tankers called out again for McGrath fire

...Firefighters battling two other large fires were benefitting from scattered thunderstorms and slackening winds, a fire official said. "The weather has moderated," said Andy Williams of the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center.
Alaska Digest

...number of acres consumed in the blaze remained steady. About 71,000 acres had been consumed by the Parks Highway fire, official said Monday. The "fire will remain active while conditions are warmer and dry, like they are now," said fire...


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