Archive | March, 2016

Alaska’s monthly fire potential outlook

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center’s predictive services desk released it’s Alaska Monthly Fire Potential Outlook on Monday and its pretty much an echo of what we’ve been hearing all winter: Expect an early start to the wildland fire season. Forecast: • The forecast for March is normal across all of Alaska, as there is little […]

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Escaped burn barrel fire in Mat-Su Valley destroys shed; illustrates importance of safe burning

The Alaska Division of Forestry got its first wildfire call of the season on Monday in the Mat-Su Valley when a fire in an unattended burn barrel with an inadequate fire break escaped into the wildland. The fire, at a home on Thunder Cloud Drive off Pittman Road, caught a nearby shed on fire, causing […]

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