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Kenai Peninsula-area fire growing, putting out a lot of smoke

...Resources estimated the size of the lightning-caused fire at over 3,000 acres on Tuesday. Wildfire Prevention Officer Sharon Roesch said the fire is basically circular in shape and in an area between the Killy River and the southwest corner of Skilak...
Homes evacuated as Homer wildfire spreads

...East End Road. The fire had been about 40 percent contained earlier in the day, but Division of Forestry spokeswoman Sharon Roesch told the Anchorage Daily News the fire was fanned by a steady breeze. She says there is no containment at this point...
Kenai wildfire advances on settlements

...expected later in the day. "There are no reported injuries, knock on wood," said Division of Forestry spokeswoman Sharon Roesch. She said each community has about 150 residents, but it's unknown how many people there are heeding an advisory...
Wedding gift led to Caribou Hills blaze before it descended a hillside and destroyed the first cabin, Alaska Division of Forestry wildfire investigator Sharon Roesch said. After their efforts failed, they found themselves cut off from the road and had to be evacuated by helicopter...
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...controlled burns. Ten percent were caused by campfires. And 2 percent were caused by children with matches, said Sharon Roesch, fire prevention officer. Other fires were caused by lightning, power lines and vehicles. Minto man stabbed at...
Woman pleads not guilty to fire charges

...We make recommendations and then suggest a fine amount," Quiner said. Another Forestry fire prevention officer, Sharon Roesch, said the exact amount billed to Cameron "would be up to the district attorney." --- Information from: Peninsula...
Crews gain ground on Alaska wildfires, continue battling blaze inching toward oil pipeline the Goodpaster River, and the blaze has not been moving in that direction, said forestry division spokeswoman Sharon Roesch. More than 300 firefighters were assigned to the fire, which is being fed by volatile fuels such as black spruce...
Lightning storms sparking blazes as Alaska fire season peaks with hot, dry conditions

...busy crews from Alaska, Montana, Idaho and other areas. "Right now, we're at the peak of fire danger," said Sharon Roesch, a spokeswoman for the state forestry division. She said there's no major weather relief in sight. Among the largest...


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