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Rain smothers interior Alaska wildfires

FAIRBANKS - Steady rains have been smothering wildfires in Alaska. Fire management spokeswoman Sarah Saarloos says that the fires have gone out or died down dramatically, and firefighters on loan from other states have begun to return home...
Northwest Digest

...within a quarter mile of remote cabins and allotments near the river's mouth, Division of Forestry spokeswoman Sarah Saarloos said. Firefighters kept an eye on the southwest perimeter of the fire because with the right winds, it could have...
Wildfire threatens village

...moving toward a small village in eastern Alaska, but the weather is expected to warm again. Fire information officer Sarah Saarloos said Sunday the blaze is about four miles from the center of Circle, a community of about 95. Saarloos said the...
Wetter weather brings relief from Alaska wildfires

...The weather, however, was expected to warm up again by Thursday, said state Division of Forestry spokeswoman Sarah Saarloos.Among the blazes slowed by rain was the Bitter Creek fire 60 miles east of the community of Tok that had quickly...
Evacuated residents return home

...that forced them to evacuate continued to gain ground. "The fire is still growing," said fire information officer Sarah Saarloos. "We haven't gotten any rain yet, and there is none in the forecast." She said winds were pushing the 8,600-acre...
Winds spread fire north of Fairbanks

...north of Fairbanks. Crews are still assessing the danger to structures and allotments, fire information officer Sarah Saarloos said. The Alaska Fire Service and Alaska Division of Forestry are working together to fight the fire. Efforts included...
Interior wildfire still out of control

...evacuees were staying with friends and family in Tok, about 12 miles east of the fire, fire information officer Sarah Saarloos said. Prescott told The Associated Press that there were no reports of injuries or structures burned. Forestry officials...
Crews fighting Alaska fire work to protect cabins

...that has been threatening cabins and homes along the Chatanika River in interior Alaska. Fire information officer Sarah Saarloos said five hot shot crews arrived Tuesday night to help protect about 15 cabins and homes, as well as dozens of outbuildings...


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