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Citizens get prepared to face disaster

...up fast, she said. "Fortunately, Alaskans are pretty self-reliant," said Anchorage Fire Department spokesman Tom Kempton. "You can look at that big RV in your backyard as your lifeboat, stocked with your sleeping bags, propane stove...

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Girl helps rescue family in Anchorage mobile-home fire

...Cross. "She was a little hero." Two people were taken to a hospital with injuries, but Fire Department spokesman Tom Kempton couldn't say who. Breanne's father, Randy Gaines, said both Breanne and Kimberlee had been in the hospital...

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Alaska Digest

...Monday. The "fire will remain active while conditions are warmer and dry, like they are now," said fire spokesman Tom Kempton. But he said the number of acres burned should not substantially change, and the fire continued to be at 45 percent...

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Winds cause wildfire near Fort Yukon area to spread

...hold back the western edge of the blaze as winds reached gusts of 25 mph on Wednesday, said fire information officer Tom Kempton. The fire had threatened to move closer to the village of Fort Yukon, which lies across the Porcupine River to the...

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Forest fire shuts down Steese Highway

...the Chandalar River about 160 miles northeast of Fairbanks and 150 miles west of the Canada border. Fire spokesman Tom Kempton said a warning had been issued Saturday in anticipation of west winds and they arrived. "Those winds did materialize...

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Alaska Digest

...north of Venetie, a village of about 200 people about 160 miles north of Fairbanks, said fire information spokesman Tom Kempton. A fire line has been built around the village, and pumps and hoses have been placed in the nearby Chandalar River...

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Dozens flee wildfire

...fires - was staying between 2 and 2 1/2 miles from the village of about 300 people, said fire information officer Tom Kempton. Firefighters had built a 50-foot wide fire break around the entire village and had pumps and hoses in place at the...

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Hundreds flee Interior wildfires

...fire near Venetie was holding at 2 1/2 miles from the village of about 300 people, said fire information officer Tom Kempton. There were 61 active fires in Alaska on Thursday, nine of which were staffed. The rest were being monitored. So...

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Alaska Briefs

...Watts said. Clapper had been working in an excavation area with a propane torch, said fire department spokesman Tom Kempton. The plastic gas main was exposed in a trench dug as part of road reconstruction work. Douglas Bridge plan consideration...

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State Briefs

...calls to stations to check building security and make sure all vehicles were locked and accounted for, said spokesman Tom Kempton. No vehicles or equipment were stolen or tampered with, he said. Eric Gonzalez, FBI special agent in Anchorage...

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