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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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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
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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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State Briefs

...commonly viewed wolves," Wayne Regelin, director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation, said in a statement. Pete Buist, board member and former president of the Alaska Trappers Association, said Regelin was wrong to issue the emergency...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110102/sta_stbriefs.shtml
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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
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...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.shtml

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