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Alaska Digest

...official said Monday. The "fire will remain active while conditions are warmer and dry, like they are now," said fire spokesman Tom Kempton. But he said the number of acres burned should not substantially change, and the fire continued to be...
Forest fire shuts down Steese Highway of 200 on the Chandalar River about 160 miles northeast of Fairbanks and 150 miles west of the Canada border. Fire spokesman Tom Kempton said a warning had been issued Saturday in anticipation of west winds and they arrived. "Those winds...
NorthwestDigest near Cle Elum on Sunday, allowing about 100 people to return to their homes. "Everything's looking up," fire spokesman Troy Kinghorn said. "The incident commanders are feeling more and more confident." The fire, believed to have...
Northwest Digest

...Ketchum, spread over a ridge and reached a south-facing slope where fire officials expected it to advance rapidly, fire spokesman David Olson said. "The fire is up above the ridge where the homes are," Olson said. "The desire is to give folks...
Northwest Digest

...County had burned about 101,000 acres, or 158 square miles, but that containment has been estimated for Thursday. Fire spokesman Tim Johnson said suppression costs to date are estimated at about $7.2 million. There are 1,852 personnel plus...
Alaska Digest

...said. That fire, burning around the Trapper Lake area, continues to threaten 44 structures, said Glen Holt, a fire spokesman. None has been lost, he said. The fire was about 15 percent contained by Tuesday evening, but officials expect...
Crews protect resort town from massive Arizona fire

...half-dozen homes or cabins burned as the fire moved through the east side of Greer, said Jim Whittington, another fire spokesman. On Thursday, crews remained in the picturesque valley protecting hundreds of homes, cabins and lodges. Winds...
Cooler, wetter weather helping firefighters

...out, Bening said. The rain that was falling Thursday northwest of Fairbanks on the Hastings Fire was a blessing, fire spokesman Mike McMillan said. The change in weather will give firefighters a chance to catch up to the 37 square-mile fire...
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Proper procedures not followed in New Mexico fire, officials say

...and attacking the fire's still-active northwest flank. ``Things are looking up,'' said Scott Sticha, a fire spokesman. ``There's actually folks starting to head home.'' A team specially trained to rehabilitate burned areas arrived...
Cooling weather helps crews gain on Interior Alaska wildfires

...productive weekend for the crews on the fire," Hastings fire spokesman Jim Schwarber said. "We're able to make progress...crew numbers will begin dropping soon. East Volkmar fire spokesman Ted Pettis said the blaze is "far from going out...


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