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Photo of Alaska smokejumpers from left to right, Brandon Kobayashi, Russell Kennedy, Kristopher Dudley conducting a burn operation in the marsh below Jim Magdanz and Susan Georgette's cabin on the Mauneluk River Wednesday on July 17, 2019. Photo courtesy Jim Magdanz

Galena Zone: Firefighters prepare for firing operations on fire east of Kobuk

Firefighters built fuelbreaks with hose lays around structures and native allotments in preparation for  burning operations on the Mauneluk River Fire (#535). With fireline securing the north and south sides, the burnout is planned to hold the fire in place. The lighting-caused fire started on July 12 has spread across 8,297 acres on the west […]

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Division of Forestry Kenai-Kodiak Area firefighters and two helicopter are working hard to contain the Killey Fire (#413) burning near east of Browns Lake near Sterling on Sunday night. Photo by Division of Forestry

Firefighters, helicopters working on new fire outside Sterling

Firefighters and helicopters are aggressively working on a half-acre fire burning southwest of the confluence of Killey and Kenai rivers. The Killey Fire (#413) is burning in a full protection area east of Browns Lake and to the west of the Killey River near Sterling. It was reported at 3:20 p.m. Sunday by firefighter personnel […]

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