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Alaska wildland fires from 2015 still pose risks this year

A year after the second-largest fire season on record in Alaska, the 2015 fire season is still smoking. The Alaska Division of Forestry has detected 16 “holdover” fires so far this season, including one on Saturday that ignited the 8,130-acre Medfra Fire now burning in a remote part of Southwest Alaska. Holdover fires are just […]

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USFWS report: Past fuel treatments slowed spread of Card Street Fire

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge just released a report that examines the effects of past fuel treatments on the refuge and how they influenced fire behavior and spread during the Card Street Fire on the Kenai Peninsula this past summer. Here’s a brief summary of the report. Click on […]

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DOF’s Kelsa Shilanski voted as Alaska Dispatcher of the Year

Congratulations to the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Kelsa Shilanski, who was recently voted Dispatcher of the Year for the Alaska Geographic Area Coordination Center. Shilanski, who has worked for DOF for nine years, topped a strong field of a dozen Alaska wildland fire dispatchers who were nominated for the Golden Teletype Award in Alaska.She displayed […]

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Card Street Fire update, July 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Final Release July 10, 2015 Friday 9:00 AM Card Street Fire Rests at 8,876 acres Soldotna, Alaska The Type-3 Incident Management Team has met the objectives set forth by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge managers and the Division of Forestry. A Type-4 suppression organization will transition with the Type-3 team today and […]

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Card Street Fire update, June 25

Fire Status Acres Burned: 8,819 Cause: Human – Under Investigation Structures Destroyed: 11 Evacuations: None Closures: West end of Skilak Loop Road and campgrounds Containment: 30% Resources Crews: 12 Engines: 8 Dozers: 1 Water Tenders: 2 Helicopters: 2 Total personnel: approx. 425 Injuries: 3 (small cut, heat related illness) Incident Summary: The Card Street fire […]

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More than 300 firefighters make progress on Card Street Fire

3:30 p.m. – The Card Street Fire continues to burn into the marshlands and recreation area of Skilak Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The fire is established in a full suppression area of the refuge and all actions are being taken to keep the fire at the smallest possible acreage. The fire has burned 7,657 acres […]

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Card Street Fire crosses Skilak Loop Road

10:00 a.m. Sterling, Alaska – Driven by strong westerly winds, the Card Street Fire left Sterling yesterday and ran past the western side of Skilak Loop Road. The wildfire sent plumes of smoke, miles into the sky and grew by more than 6,000 acres. The Alaska Coordination reports today that the Card Street fire is […]

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Multiple new fires reported the last two days across Alaska

Wildland fire round up for Tuesday, June 16 8:00 p.m. — There were 10 new fires reported in Alaska on Monday. Alaska State Troopers were alerted to an acre of land burning in the area of Card Street, Feuding Lane and Aspen Avenue in Sterling. Kenai forestry was dispatched to the rapidly growing Card Street […]

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Card Street Fire forces evacuations in Kenai Keyes subdivision

6:00 p.m. – The second evacuation of the day is underway in the Kenai Keyes subdivision on the Kenai Peninsula due to the Card Street Fire, which is now estimated at 2,000 acres. The fire, which started yesterday, flared up on the southeast side and is less than a mile east of the subdivision. Firefighters are […]

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7:45 p.m. – An explosive wildland fire on the Kenai Peninsula forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes and burned at least six structures on Monday. The 640-acre Card Street Fire was reported as a 1-acre fire by Alaska State Troopers at 1:52 p.m. near the community of Sterling. The fire was burning in grass […]

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