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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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State Briefs

...Mile 50. But on Saturday the fire had jumped the road in places, and many more houses and cabins are threatened, said Pete Buist of the state Division of Forestry. The fire was so smoky Saturday that authorities couldn't estimate how much it had...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052602/sta_stbriefs.shtml
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State Briefs

...The fire broke out Monday afternoon about 4 miles from a subdivision, and residents were evacuated, according to Pete Buist with the Alaska Division of Forestry. Fast winds fanned the blaze. By Tuesday the winds had subsided, but not before...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052803/sta_briefs.shtml
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Weakening winds give fire crews a break

...reflects is cabin protection on four groups of structures closest to the fire," said Division of Forestry spokesman Pete Buist. Winds had died down in the area, slowing the spread of the blaze, which was caused by lightning Saturday in the Sand...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062003/sta_weakwind.shtml
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Rain helps dampen wildfires

...couldn't come when it stops raining," Williams told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. "The ground is dry deep down." Pete Buist, fire information officer with the state Division of Forestry, concurred. "It takes a lot more precipitation than...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070801/sta_RainFire.shtml
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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
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