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State forestry managing 119-acre wildfire southwest of McGrath

Wildland firefighters are managing a lightning-caused wildfire that was reported late Saturday morning about 150 miles southwest of McGrath, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The Paimiut Fire, named after the nearby Paimiut Slough, is estimated at 119 acres. Six smokejumpers from the BLM Alaska Fire Service were dropped on the fire Saturday afternoon […]

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Alaska fires have burned more than 5 million acres

The 2015 Alaska fire season reached another milestone Friday by surpassing the 5-million- mark in the number of acres burned so far this season. According to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center’s daily situation report released on Friday, a total of 743 fires have burned 5,013,053.4 acres to date. That total ranks the 2015 fire season […]

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Southwest Area Fire updates, July 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2015 FIRE REPORT, SOUTHWEST AREA, July 11, 2015 FIRES Two observation flights per day are checking fires in Southwest Alaska. The most recent observations show that activity on a number of fires is moderating due to less wind, lower temperatures and, in some cases, a little rain. RAIN It will […]

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