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Funny River Fire update: 193,243 acres with 54% containment

10:00 AM May 31, 2014 Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell will be visiting the ICP this afternoon and available at the 1:30pm Media briefing. Fire crews took advantage of the cool and damp conditions as they continued to “mop-up” (extinguish all burning material) up to 300’ from the firelines. Fuels dried considerably on Friday with […]

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Funny River Fire update: 192,831 acres with 46% containment

10:00 AM May 29, 2014 No evacuation notices or alerts are in effect for the fire area. The Lower Skilak Lake Campground and boat launch are now open; burn ban remains in effect. Fire crews are taking advantage of the recent cooler and moist conditions as they continue to “mop-up” (extinguish all burning material) up […]

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Funny River Fire behavior moderates

May 28, 2014 4 p.m. (Soldotna, AK) Fire is still an active part of the Kenai Peninsula’s environment; even as temperatures cool and the relative humidity increases. The extreme fire behavior of the Funny River Fire has moderated with the recent change in the weather. A significant amount of rain fall would be needed before […]

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Funny River Fire update: 182,009 acres with 30% containment

9:30 am May 27, 2014 Community meetings tonight Firefighters made excellent progress yesterday extending containment lines on the west side of the fire in the Kasilof and Sterling Highway areas. Crews also completed burnout operations along the northern perimeter (south of Funny River road) late in the day helping to secure areas that had burned […]

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Funny River Fire Update and Map

ALASKA INTERAGENCY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TYPE 2 TEAM Rob Allen, INCIDENT COMMANDER FIRE INFORMATION PHONE: (907) 714-2484 FACEBOOK: Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team INCIWEB: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3878/ EMAIL: funnyriverfire@gmail.com 9:30 am May 25, 2014 FUNNY RIVER FIRE UPDATE 123,649 acres with 20% containment On Saturday strong southwesterly winds associated with Red Flag Warning weather conditions tested containment lines […]

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Alaska Army National Guard to suport Funny River Fire

May 24, 5:30 p.m. The Alaska Army National Guard will provide two Black Hawk helicopters with water buckets and crews to support the Funny River Fire on May 24 thru May 26. The wildfire, that started along the Funny River Horse Trail on May 19, has grown to more than 96,000 acres as of Saturday […]

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Kenai Peninsula smoke and travel alert

May 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Residents and travelers on the Kenai Peninsula are reminded that rapidly changing conditions on the Funny River fire have the potential to disrupt travel on the Sterling Highway and associated side roads. Drivers are advised to be very alert for fire traffic, including firefighters and firefighting equipment. […]

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Funny River Fire Update & Map

FUNNY RIVER FIRE UPDATE 9:30 am 96,584 acres with 20% containment  Yesterday firefighters made further progress constructing fire containment lines along the north and northwest sides of the #funnyriverfire and containment is now at 20 percent. At 5 PM, the fire was 96,584 acres, but enlarged significantly overnight. 409 personnel are assigned to the fire. Aerial […]

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Funny River Fire Update & Map

ALASKA INTERAGENCY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TYPE 2 TEAM Rob Allen, INCIDENT COMMANDER FIRE INFORMATION PHONE: (907) 714-2484 INCIWEB: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3878/ EMAIL: funnyriverfire@gmail.com 10:30am May 23, 2014 FUNNY RIVER FIRE UPDATE 67,084 acres with 15% containment. Red Flag Warning in effect. The fire is 67,084 acres and is still contained within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Good progress was […]

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