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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...
Blaze destroys top-floor units at four-story Anchorage condo

...residents were safely evacuated, and there were no immediate reports of injuries, said Anchorage Fire Department spokesman Tom Kempton. Robert Page, 17, lives on the building's second floor and tried to warn neighbors on the fourth floor. "I just...
Fire damages much of Mormon chapel

...chapel's roof, and there was water and smoke damage inside the structure, said Anchorage Fire Department spokesman Tom Kempton. A neighbor smelled smoke about 4 a.m., and called authorities. Flames were seen leaping from the roof as firefighters...
Fire near Fort Yukon doubles to 59,000 acres

...Wind diminished somewhat Sunday but inclement weather in Fairbanks kept airplanes grounded, said information officer Tom Kempton. Weekend rain that doused much of the state did not reach the fire, Kempton said. "We're in a pocket of the state...
Fire near Fort Yukon spreads toward the community of 600

...crossed Nuntragut Slough toward the Porcupine River, which separates Fort Yukon from the blaze, fire information officer Tom Kempton said. Winds on Tuesday were lighter than expected, helping the more than 280 firefighters working to hold the fire...
Alaska Digest

...late Friday morning, just before many workers were about to go to lunch, said Anchorage Fire Department spokesman Tom Kempton. "In this case, they made the decision to isolate the substance and lock the area down so there wasn't a chance...
One injured, one missing in Anchorage fire

...engulfed in flames, firefighters broke down a locked door and found Shawn Stephan, 33, on the floor behind it, said Tom Kempton, Anchorage Fire Department spokesman. Stephan was in critical condition Saturday night at Providence Alaska Medical...
Cooking fire destroys six apartments in Anchorage

...outside the apartment and eventually caused heavy damage to six units at The Club apartments. Fire Department spokesman Tom Kempton said no one appeared to be hurt. However, two cats were found dead. Firefighters tackled the flames at the staircase...
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...
Young boy killed in Eagle River house fire

...officials said The blaze was reported to the Anchorage Fire Department about 1:30 p.m., said Fire Department spokesman Tom Kempton. Fire investigators have not yet determined what caused the blaze, which they initially believed began in the living...


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