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More lightning means more wildfires in western, southwestern Alaska

Wildfire activity in Alaska continues to escalate as a result of thousands of lightning strikes in the western and southwestern parts of the state. Many of the new fires detected¬†Wednesday¬†are in remote areas designated as Limited protection zones and pose no threat. Those fires will be monitored by air. Fire officials describe the fire activity […]

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Southwest wildfires increase in size due to windy conditions

July 18, 5:45 p.m. – Winds continue to increase the spread of multiple wildfires burning in Southwest Alaska despite cloud cover and cooler temperatures. Alaska Division of Forestry firefighters have been deployed to protect cabins, structures and allotments that are threatened from the growing fires. The Donlin Mine is located 6 miles east of the […]

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Southwest wildfires continue to grow due to dry, windy conditions

July 17, 6:30 p.m. – Multiple wildfires in Southwest Alaska continue to grow due to windy conditions and lack of rain. A total of 45 fires are burning in the region after days of lightning storms and hot, dry conditions. Alaska Division of Forestry fire managers in McGrath are currently focusing operational efforts to protect […]

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Firefighters deployed to two wildfires in Southwest Alaska

July 16, 7:30 p.m. – Alaska Division of Forestry fire managers on Saturday evaluated the approximately 40 lightning-caused fires burning in Southwest Alaska and deployed firefighters to two fires. A helitack crew from McGrath flew into the area of the 75-acre Bear Creek Fire to protect a Remote Automated Weather Station and cabins in the […]

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