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Weekend rains bring relief for wildfire crews

...ignited despite the burn ban."A little bit of rain doesn't do much to put out big fires," Mowry said.Follow Rachel D'Oro at
Weekend rains bring relief for Alaska wildfire crews

ANCHORAGE - Rains brought relief to crews battling many Alaska wildfires over the weekend. But heading into the holiday weekend, conditions are expected to heat up, capping a record fire month.
Alaska wildfires spread as more evacuations launched

Fire crews are attacking intensifying wildfires in Alaska that together grew more than 450 square miles in one day, officials said Friday.
Wildfires grow in number, but no new evacuations

...that threatened communities north and south of Anchorage before cooling temperatures provided a break.___Follow Rachel D'Oro at
Alaska wildfires grow in number and size, no new evacuations

ANCHORAGE - Wildfires in Alaska have shown significant growth, but fire managers say there have been no new evacuations from threatened communities. There were 21 new fires logged in the state on Wednesday, according to the latest figures available.
Growing wildfires prompt evacuations

...assessment conducted by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Fire managers earlier said 26 homes had burned.___Follow Rachel D'Oro at .
Wildfires flare up in the Interior

ANCHORAGE - Fire crews were hustling Monday to battle new wildfires that sparked up in the Interior just as two large blazes are waning following a break in the state's high temperatures.
Burgeoning wildfires in Alaska prompt more evacuations

ANCHORAGE - Growing wildfires have led to more evacuations in the parched and smoky Interior, with an international mushing champion evacuating his dogs from one of two communities where residents voluntarily fled their homes, responders said Wednesday.
Crews battling two large tundra wildfires

ANCHORAGE - Following a winter marked by little snow and warmer temperatures, fire crews on Monday were tackling two large wildfires burning on mostly treeless tundra in the southwest part of the state.
Officials announce health fraud crackdown in Alaska

More than three dozen people in Alaska are charged with fraud in a crackdown on health care and social services, federal and state officials announced Thursday.


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