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Smoke billows up from the Malaspina Fire in this picture taken from South Malaspina Loop on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Photo by Stephanie Bishop/Alaska Division of Forestry

New wildfire near Talkeetna prompts evacuations; estimated at 60-80 acres

A fire has destroyed one structure and forced the evacuation of a subdivision in the community of Sunshine near Talkeenta. The Malaspina Fire (#451) is located off South Malaspina Loop about one mile north of the Montana Creek Fire (#429) near Mile 98 Parks Highway. The fire was estimated at 60 to 80 acres as […]

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The Rainbow 2 Fire about 15 miles west of Delta Junction as seen at around 3 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019. Photo by Mike Goyette/Alaska Division of Forestry

Smoke from Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta Junction draws attention

The Rainbow 2 Fire west of Delta Junction flared up on Friday, producing smoke that was visible from Delta Junction and surrounding areas. The 291-acre wildfire had been quiet for the last few days but the recent hot, dry weather produced an increase in activity on Friday, generating phone calls to the Delta Area Forestry […]

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James Lilly, front, and other crew members of the 20-man White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew, boards a helicopter at Fairbanks Area Forestry on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 to be shuttled in to the Caribou Creek Fire. Photo by Tim Mowry/Alaska Division of Forestry

White Mountain Crew joins fight to contain Caribou Creek Fire

The Alaska Division of Forestry continued its aggressive response to a wildfire burning about 25 miles east of Fairbanks on Wednesday by adding another crew to the roster of crews already battling the blaze. The 20-man White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew joined four other crews already on scene working to contain the 270-acre […]

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