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Alaska wildfire managers still getting handle on extent of weekend lightning bust

Wildland fire managers on Monday were still assessing the damage done over the weekend when more than 60 new wildfires were started as a result of approximately 20,000 lightning strikes, mostly in the Interior. Due to the high number of fires reported across the Interior on Sunday, firefirefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry in […]

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Lightning sparks multiple new wildfires across Alaska; more fires expected

Several new wildland fires were reported in Alaska on Saturday as a result of widespread lightning that stretched across the middle of the state from Southwest Alaska to the Canadian border. The state received approximately 8,000 lightning strikes and 18 new lightning-caused fires were reported, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. Another round of […]

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State Forestry knocks down wildfire north of Fairbanks at 40 acres

An aggressive initial attack has knocked down a 40-acre lightning-caused wildfire burning 25 miles north of Fairbanks and crews are now working on keeping the fire contained.The The 2016 Washington Creek Fire was knocked down at approximately 40 acres with the help of air retardant tankers, water-scooping aircraft, a Fairbanks helitack squad, smokejumpers and two […]

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