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Wildfire devastates mountain town

...largest wildfire marched away from the Sierra Nevada's Giant Sequoia trees, some of which are 3,000 years old, fire spokesman Dave Schmitt said. The fire, which was sparked by lightning July 31, has charred 211 square miles and was nearly...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-15/wildfire-devastates-mountain
Nation and World
California wildfires wipe out more than 180 homes

...to march westward as firefighters increased the areas of their backfires to try to stop the weekslong advancement, fire spokesman Dave Schmitt said. The fire, sparked by lightning on July 31, has charred 203 square miles and was 31 percent contained...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-14/california-wildfires-wipe-ou
Nation and World
Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

...Cascade Range."Chelan is still at risk, but we have very significant amounts of structure protection," said fire spokesman Brian Lawatch. "The name of the game today would be going on offense."The Chelan fires are about 30 percent contained...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/massive-blazes-across-dry-west-drain-
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Second-largest wildfire year ever for Alaska

...surpasses the nearly 5.05 million acres burned in 1957 for second place on the state's list of largest fire years.Fire spokesman Sam Harrel says Alaska won't beat the 6.6 million acres burned in 2004 because the state has entered its seasonal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11
State
Oscar-winning composer owns plane that crashed, killed pilot

...of the post.The single-engine plane crashed Monday morning in the Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery said. The pilot was killed. No one else was on board.It could be several days before the pilot's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/oscar-winning-composer-owns-plane-cra
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California blaze grows, prompting more evacuations

...become the second biggest on record. More than 5.08 million acres - or 7,940 square miles - has burned this year. Fire spokesman Sam Harrel says Alaska won't beat the 6.6 million acres burned in 2004 because the state has entered its seasonal...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-12/california-blaze-grows-prompting-more
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Wildfire burning near other blaze expands

...second biggest on record in Alaska. More than 5.08 million acres - or 7,940 square miles - have burned this year. Fire spokesman Sam Harrel says Alaska won't beat the 6.6 million acres burned in 2004 because the state has entered its seasonal...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/wildfire-burning-near-other-blaze-exp
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Alaska has second largest wildfire year ever

...surpasses the nearly 5.05 million acres burned in 1957 for second place on the state's list of largest fire years.Fire spokesman Sam Harrel says Alaska won't beat the 6.6 million acres burned in 2004 because the state has entered its seasonal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-10/alaska-has-second-largest-wildfire-year
State
Alaska wildfire grows to 193 square miles

...They were working Sunday to build and strengthen containment lines on the west and north perimeters of the blaze, fire spokesman Bernie Pineda said. They hope to complete the west line within the next few days, he said."We had a great day...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-26/alaska-wildfire-grows-193-square-miles
State
Wildfires grow in southcentral Alaska

...movement on the south end is to the southwest toward the mountains where it's not really hurting anything," said fire spokesman Pete Buist.Firefighters saved Nurses Cabin on the lake, a historic structure built in the 1940s by two nurses employed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-22/wildfires-grow-southcentral-alaska
State

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