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Rain slows spread of 10,500-acre Medfra Fire in Southwest Alaska

A wildfire burning in remote Southwest Alaska is now estimated at almost 10,500 acres but fire behavior has moderated considerably as a result of rain, cooler temperatures and rising relative humidity. The latest acreage estimate for the Medfra Fire as of late Wednesday night was 10,488 acres. The fire is burning approximately 50 miles northeast […]

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Medfra and Berry Creek fires merge; now estimated at 8,130 acres

Two wildfires burning in a remote part of Southwest Alaska have merged into one larger fire and firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are focusing on protection of Native allotments and any structures that may be in the area. The Medfra Fire and Berry Creek Fire merged sometime Tuesday night and the size of […]

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Medfra Fire now estimated at 2,000 acres but likely much larger

A wildfire burning in a remote part of Southwest Alaska has grown to at least 2,000 acres and fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry are still trying to get a firm handle on the size of the fire. A wind shift late Monday afternoon slowed the spread of the Medfra Fire burning approximately […]

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Medfra Fire grows to 1,650 acres; expected to merge with second fire today

A wind-driven wildfire in a remote part of Southwest Alaska had grown to at least 1,650 acres as of Sunday night and is expected to merge with another, smaller wildfire burning 3-4 miles to the north sometime today. The Alaska Division of Forestry is formulating a plan of attack to protect any structures and Native […]

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