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East Fork Fire on Kenai Peninsula now estimated at 850 acres

A lightning-caused wildfire in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge more than doubled in size on Friday after increasing winds throughout the afternoon produced extreme fire behavior on the east and northeast sides of the fire. The latest size estimate on the East Fork Fire as of late Friday night was 850 acres. Most of the […]

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Wildfire on Kenai Peninsula grows but poses no immediate threat

A lightning-caused wildfire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge grew in size on Friday but firefighters were able to keep it from spreading south and west toward the Sterling Highway. As of 5:30 p.m., the East Fork Fire was estimated between 300-400 acres, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Most of the growth […]

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Firefighters working on East Fork Fire in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Fire managers have formulated a plan to manage a 198-acre wildfire that started in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday evening. The East Fork Fire was reported at 6:25 p.m. east of the East Fork of the Moose River, approximately 4 ½ miles northeast of the community of Sterling and the Sterling Highway. The […]

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North Robertson Fire near Tok now 85 percent contained

Firefighters made a big push Friday in their work toward containment of the North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. Containment is now at 85 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. As hot and dry conditions persisted over the 832-acre fire, crews pulled hose lays deeper […]

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Containment increases to 65 percent on North Robertson Fire along Alaska Highway near Tok

The North Robertson Fire passed the test of a hot, dry, and breezy day on Thursday afternoon. Crews were spread out along the fireline keeping an eye out for flare-ups that could challenge the containment lines of the wildfire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. Containment is now at 65 […]

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Containment increases to 60 percent on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters continue making good progress improving the perimeter of the North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway near Tok. Their work Wednesday increased containment of the 832-acre fire to 60 percent, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire, burning about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles […]

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Containment at 50 percent on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters used Tuesday’s sunny, warmer weather to their advantage as they reached 50 percent containment of the 832-acre North Robertson Fire burning near Tok, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire, burning along the Alaska Highway about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles west of the Alaska […]

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Firefighters continue mop up on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters are shifting into mop-up mode on the North Robertson Fire. The fire, burning along the Alaska Highway about 30-miles northwest of Tok, was reported on June 1 about two miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1350. Containment was reported Tuesday morning to be 40 percent by the Alaska Division of Forestry. The […]

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Firefighters search for hot spots, begin mopping up on North Robertson Fire near Tok

Firefighters continue to build and improve containment lines around the 832-acre North Robertson Fire burning along the Alaska Highway about 30 miles northwest of Tok. More than 200 firefighters are working on the fire, which started on June 1 about 2 miles west of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1350. As of Monday morning, the […]

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