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Northwest Digest

...flatbed trucks and taken down the Alaska Highway this week to Montana, said Alaska Division of Forestry spokeswoman Maggie Rogers. "Alaska is sending as many resources as we can spare," Rogers said. While recent rain has lowered the fire danger...
Forest fire season off to slow start in the Interior

...but overall burned acreage is less that average. "We're well below normal as far as fire activity goes," said Maggie Rogers of the Alaska Fire Service in Fairbanks. Through Friday, 135 fires had been reported in the state, and only 32 of...
Stranded rafter's signal fire burns 1,000 acres investigator with the Alaska Fire Service that he was starting to get nervous, fire service information officer Maggie Rogers said. "Basically the guy was worried his friends had left him." When a regularly scheduled Wright Air Service flight...
More than a million acres burn for first time since 2010

...monthly average. That made for the 17th driest August since 1912 in the city.State Division of Forestry spokeswoman Maggie Rogers said fire officials did not see the usual number of human-triggered fires early in the season because of the late...
Tok school burns biomass in boiler in order to cut costs

...around the school has yielded enough biomass for the first year, according to Alaska Division of Forestry spokeswoman Maggie Rogers. Project leaders hope the system will be used as a model of energy independence for other school districts, communities...
Alaska Digest

...Service, based at Fort Wainwright, has asked for two medium-sized tankers and a single-engine tanker, spokeswoman Maggie Rogers said. The request will go to the National Interagency Coordination Center, which controls the assignment of aircraft...
Alaska Digest

...the most fire crews because of its close proximity to communities, but it's not the largest in the state, said Maggie Rogers, spokeswoman for the Alaska Fire Service. A fire being monitored north of the Yukon River has burned more than 50...
Fires blacken more than 80,000 acres in Interior is favorable. About 200 people have been assigned to the complex of fires. The American Summit fire, about 15 miles south of Eagle, had blackened about 10,000 acres, said Maggie Rogers, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Fire Service.
State Briefs

...made the road dangerous. The fire, dubbed the Erickson Creek Fire, was burning on both sides of the highway, said Maggie Rogers of the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. The fire was moving southeast Monday. The blaze grew 10,000 acres...
Wildfire officials cancel prescribed burn due to weather

...determine how fire behaves after the fuel it burns is treated by firefighters. Division of Forestry information officer Maggie Rogers said officials hope to reschedule the burn if firefighters are not called to the Lower 48 to fight wildfires.


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