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Fire crews face increasingly dry conditions in the Interior

...against hot, dry conditions to protect cabins northeast of Tok. "It's big out there," fire information officer Kris Eriksen said of the three fires in the 428,000-acre complex. "We have very active burning and extreme fire conditions...

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Kenai fire continues to grow

...000-foot column of smoke - has spread into an area on its northeast flank where it is threatening cabins, said Kris Eriksen, a Division of Forestry spokeswoman. She said the area is riddled with highly flammable beetle-killed trees and...

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Fire near Homer spreads

...Association transmission line. Smokejumpers and forestry firefighters worked to put in hose lines to protect the line, said Kris Eriksen, a Division of Forestry spokeswoman. "There are significantly more cabins to the north, and the fire hasn't spread...

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Southcentral fires burn out of control

...homes - were destroyed. The Ninilchik 40 Subdivision and the Caribou Hills Recreation Area were ordered evacuated, but Kris Eriksen, a Division of Forestry spokeswoman, said some people remained in their homes. "We can't make people leave...

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Stevens to fly over wildfire

...near Ninilchik, which at last count had grown to about 55,438 acres. The blaze is about 76 percent contained, said Kris Eriksen, of the state Division of Forestry. In the meantime, fire crews contained the Susitna River Fire near Trapper Lake...

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Weakening winds give fire crews a break

...other was at the northeast edge a few miles from a cluster of cabins and outbuildings, said fire information officer Kris Eriksen. Two helicopters dropped buckets of water on the blaze. Nine river boats were transporting firefighters and equipment...

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Alaska Digest

...or boat. "It's kind of labor-intensive but we thought it was important that they have the opportunity," said Kris Eriksen, a fire information officer based out of Tok. About 150 absentee applications were distributed at numerous camps scattered...

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Alaska Digest

...attacks from the ground and air. "It's a big day for us in terms of an air show," said fire information officer Kris Eriksen. Fire officials said the Sheenjek River Fire fanned by winds to 30 mph grew from 23,500 acres early Saturday to 59...

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Alaska Digest

...the fire line nearest Fort Yukon and kept the blaze from jumping the Porcupine River, said fire information officer Kris Eriksen. The fire remains about eight miles from the community of 600 on the northern curve of the Yukon River 145 miles north...

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Rescuers search sound for missing medical helicopter

...holding onto the hope that those on board would be found alive. Many participated in a prayer vigil held there, said Kris Eriksen, a spokeswoman for Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, 60 miles south of Anchorage. "Maybe there will be a Christmas...

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