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University of Alaska Fairbanks’ unmanned aircraft assists firefighters on Funny River Fire

An unmanned aircraft from the University of Alaska Fairbanks is assisting firefighting efforts in the Funny River Fire near Kenai, Alaska. Early Friday morning, a team from the university’s Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration flew a ScanEagle aircraft over the fire. The aircraft, equipped with infrared image sensors and cameras, found about 15 […]

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The Burn Closure on all open fires remains in effect for the Kenai Peninsula

May 30, 2014, 6 p.m. While current weather has moderated fire behavior on the Funny River fire, fire danger remains extreme over much of the Kenai Peninsula. The fire ban will remain in effect for the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai Peninsula has not received the substantial amounts of precipitation (rain) needed to lessen the fire […]

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