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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
State
Smoke still bothering drivers south of Fairbanks

...on the ground."That is in the far upper reaches of the south fork of the Chena, so in theory it could hit Chena Hot Springs Road, so we're using both water with CL-215 aircraft and retardant," said information officer Pete Buist.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-02/smoke-still-bothering-drivers-south-fai
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
Local
3 brush fires hit Fairbanks area

...suspected cause is a tree falling on a power line, which created sparks that lit dry brush. Division of Forestry spokesman Pete Buist (BEWST) says firefighters surrounded about 10 acres to contain the fire. An aerial tanker dropped retardant, smokejumpers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051710/reg_640418637.shtml
Regional News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...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.shtml
Crews fight to keep fires away from Parks Highway

...further south, was officially logged at 31,000 acres, "but it appears the fire is bigger than that," according to Pete Buist of the state Division of Forestry. The fire on Wainwright had been allowed to burn essentially unchecked since it began...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062601/Loc_Fires.html
Local

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