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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...
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...
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...
Lightning-sparked McGrath wildfire grows to 5,000 acres

...people about the fire and giving them information on its progress. A public meeting was planned for Tuesday night. Fire spokesman Matt Weaver said structure protection is taking place along the Kuskokwim River, where fish camps and cabins are...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...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...
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...
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...


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