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This picture depicts firefighters walking down the stairs from a passenger jet onto the airport tarmac.

100th crew from Lower 48 arrives in Fairbanks

As blue-shirted ranks of firefighters stepped off a chartered jet and onto the tarmac of Fort Wainwright’s Ladd Army Airfield on Saturday evening, a 2019 milestone was reached for Alaska. Arrival of the five interagency handcrews from midwestern states marked the 100th crew coming to Alaska from the Lower 48 to fight fire this year. […]

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Twenty-four cadets graduate from Alaska Advanced Wildland Firefighter Academy

A class of 24 cadets recently graduated from the Alaska Advanced Wildland Firefighter Academy held at the Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp near Fairbanks from April 24 to May 9. The Academy is sponsored by the Alaska Division of Forestry. Firefighters from around the state attended the Academy. There were cadets from the villages/communities of […]

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Chisana River 2 Fire maintains steady growth under prime conditions

1:30 p.m. – Low relative humidity, high temperatures and Red Flag conditions for high winds pushed the Chisana River 2 Fire south under ideal burning conditions Monday, resulting in an increase of 118 acres. Mild to moderate fire activity was observed on the north flank while the southwest flank experienced single and group tree torching, […]

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