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100 Alaska firefighters to help in California

...48 to battle wildfires.Five crews will depart Tuesday morning for California, KTVA reported. These include Alaska Fire Service crews from St. Michael, Mountain Village, Selawik and Pilot Station. An Alaska Division of Forestry crew from Upper...
As rain soaks Alaska, state's wildland firefighters head south

...on assignment in the Northwest Territories and is expected to return to Alaska the middle of next week.The Alaska Fire Service has also let resources head south in response to increased fire activity in the Lower 48. The Midnight Sun and Chena...
Volunteer dep't moves into new building

...Mark Beals expects to take several years to get the entire facility finished. He says that decreased revenue for the fire service area combined with tightening borough and state budgets spells delays in putting the final touches on the facility...
The 28th Alaska Legislature in plain English

...rules that normally slow things down.HCR 32SUSPEND UNIFORM RULESFOR SB 157We're running out of time to talk about fire service areas, so we're going to ignore the rules that normally slow things down.HCR 34SUSPEND UNIFORM RULESFOR SB 99We're...
More than a million acres burn for first time since 2010

...went forward with live-fire exercises that are believed to have started the fire despite warnings from the Alaska Fire Service that the drills should have been postponed due to high fire danger conditions.Through Aug. 30, Fairbanks - in the...
Hot and very dry weather spreads interior Alaska fires

...FAIRBANKS - Mother Nature is not being kind to firefighters trying to control wildfires in interior Alaska.The Alaska Fire Service says hot and dry conditions continue to elevate the fire danger in the central and eastern Interior with "record-setting...
Cats alert owners to burning home then perish

...a running start and jumped," his wife said "He had to leap through the fire to get out."Two Rivers is not in a fire service area, but Cheryl Meierotto said there was little a fire department could have done to save the cabin since it burned...
Firefighter of the week: James Anderson

...Arrow RefuseHow long with the Fire Service: Just over a yearWhy did you join the fire service? I wanted to do my part in the communityFavorite aspect of the fire service: I would have to say it's the...
New fire in Bangladesh garment factory kills 8; death toll from building collapse hits 930

...floors of the Tung Hai Sweater Ltd. factory - which had closed for the day - said Mamun Mahmud, deputy director of the fire service. The blaze, fed by huge piles of acrylic products used to make sweaters, produced immense amounts of smoke, he said...
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Despite heat, Alaska wildfires have been limited

...said Heidi Strader, a meteorologist for the Alaska Fire Service. "As dry as the fuels are this year, we're lucky...are better prepared and more established."Alaska Fire Service meteorologist Sharon Alden said there have been a lot...


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