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Wildfires flare up in the Interior

...destroyed Sunday in a two-fire complex ignited by lightning about 20 miles southwest of Nenana, fire information spokesman Pete Buist said. A small new fire, also caused by lightning, also was burning just outside of the Yukon River village of Nulato...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-23/wildfires-flare-interior
State
Burgeoning wildfires in Alaska prompt more evacuations

...Alaska."I don't know where you'd go to find a clean breath of air in Interior Alaska," fire information spokesman Pete Buist said.Fires near Eureka forced Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race champion Brent Sass to take his dogs to Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/burgeoning-wildfires-alaska-prompt-more
State
Lightning sparks new wildfires in Southcentral

...quickly."The idea is, if we can kick things when they're small, then they don't get big and expensive," said Pete Buist, a state Division of Forestry spokesman, from the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks.Fifty-three...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-18/lightning-sparks-new-wildfires-southcen
State
Alaska gets help from Lower 48 states in fighting wildfires

...fires quickly."The idea is, if we can kick things when they're small, then they don't get big and expensive," Pete Buist, a state Division of Forestry spokesman, said from the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks.Fifty-three...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-19/alaska-gets-help-lower-48-states-fighti
State
Wildfires grow in southcentral Alaska

...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 by a cannery...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-22/wildfires-grow-southcentral-alaska
State
Lodge survives wind-fueled fire

...uncontained wildfire within 500 yards of the structure on Chena Hot Springs Road east of Fairbanks. "It was grim," Pete Buist with the Alaska Division of Forestry said of the 20- to 30-mph winds. "There were sustained winds all night long...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052802/sta_lodgefire.shtml
News
Warmer weather could kick up fires again

...yet another bout of dry, hot weather. "It's bright and sunny in Fairbanks today and rapidly drying out," said Pete Buist, a fire information spokesman. "We're kind of in a time out, but it's a time to be extra vigilant. I've seen...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072504/sta_fires.shtml
News
Fire south of Nenana grows to 10,000 acres

...an estimated 10,000 acres and moving to within a mile of the city of Nenana. Sound off on the important issues at Pete Buist, fire information officer for the Alaska Division of Forestry, said changes in wind direction were causing firefighters...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060906/sta_20060609017.shtml
News
Weather continues to give fire crews small break

...The break in the weather let crews better manage the multiple blazes in the state. However, fire information officer Pete Buist said thunderstorms also have sparked new fires because of the lightning they bring. There were 85 active fires burning...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060410/reg_648858022.shtml
Regional News
Hunter-trapper coalition fighting limitations

...ballot box biology.'' ``Wildlife management should not be done by popular election,'' said coalition co-chairman Pete Buist, who is also president of the Alaska Trappers Association. Ben Hopson Jr. of Barrow, the other co-chairman, said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013000/Loc_trap.html
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