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Western wildfires: Firefighters battle blazes in 4 states

...spend Tuesday completing interior burnout operations. Helicopters will support the effort with bucket drops, said incident commander Doug Johnson.Johnson said fire lines will be tested in the coming days by a heatwave expected to bring triple-digit...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-24/western-wildfires-firefighters-battl
Regional News
Tiki torch fuel prompts full-fledged hazmat response from firefighters

...blocked La Perouse Avenue for more than two hours.Chad Cameron, CCFR's acting assistant fire chief and the incident commander, said CCFR received a call after people cleaning a storage unit at Alaska Storage were affected by fumes."They...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-04/tiki-torch-fuel-prompts-full-fledged-ha
Local
Raft flips on Mendenhall River during tour

...wasn't hurt. He was fine, he was concerned about his wife, and that was it."After being unable to reach the incident commander, Mahar called 911 and a police officer was sent to pick up Haase.Back in the shade on the gravel bar, the group...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-29/mendenhall-river-raft-tour-capsizes
Local
Powerful earthquake rattles large swath of state

...damage or injury, and no tsunami was expected, according to an emergency management official.Bryan Fisher, incident commander for the state emergency operations center, said the office has received scattered reports of things flying off...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-26/powerful-earthquake-rattles-large-swath
State
Powerful earthquake rattles large swath of Alaska

...damage or injury, and no tsunami was expected, according to an emergency management official.Bryan Fisher, incident commander for the state emergency operations center, said the office has received scattered reports of things flying off...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-25/powerful-earthquake-rattles-large-swath
State
Residents prepare to evacuate as fire grows

...could get before homes would be evacuated and wanting a timeline for when the fire would be put out.Rob Allen, incident commander, said wished he would have had more people on the ground fighting the fire during the first few hours that it burned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/residents-prepare-evacuate-fire-grows
State
5 stuck in Alaska mudflats rescued by helicopter

...Their SUV became stuck in mud, and they put out a Facebook message calling for help, said Matteson, the rescue incident commander.Friends responded in another SUV and brought along their 5-year-old boy. The second SUV also became stuck...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-22/5-stuck-alaska-mudflats-rescued-helicop
State
5 stuck in mudflats rescued by helicopter

...Their SUV became stuck in mud, and they put out a Facebook message calling for help, said Matteson, the rescue incident commander.Friends responded in another SUV and brought along their 5-year-old boy. The second SUV also became stuck...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-23/5-stuck-mudflats-rescued-helicopter
State
Fire destroys trailer, strands family

...gutted its trailer home Monday morning. The family was not insured, said Max Mielke, Capital City Fire and Rescue incident commander at the scene. He said the fire caused an estimated $40,000 in damage. The fire was reported about 11:16 a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121801/Loc_trailerfire.shtml
Local
Oil spill could be smaller than feared

...news - the initial spill off Alaska's coast may not have been as large as feared. The federal government's incident commander, Capt. Ron Morris, said just 41,138 gallons of bunker fuel were contained in the No. 2 tank, the tank directly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121404/sta_20041214006.shtml
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