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State forestry still contending with three wildfires in southwest Alaska

The Alaska Division of Forestry continues to staff three stubborn, lightning-caused wildfires in southwest Alaska as conditions in that part of the state remain warm and dry. Firefighters remain engaged on the 650-acre Molybdenum Mountain Fire (#139) about 20 miles north of the Kuskokwim River village of Chuathbaluk and the 320-acre Reindeer Lake Fire (#191) […]

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Wildfire near Fairbanks is fully contained; work continues on wildfires in Southwest Alaska

Firefighters completed mop-up work on a wildfire about 15 miles southwest of Fairbanks on Friday. All 62 personnel that remained on the 116-acre Livingston Fire (#113) were flown off the fire early Friday afternoon after it was declared 100 percent contained. The lightning-caused fire started on Sunday in the Rosie Creek area and threatened five […]

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Work nearing completion on two Southwest Area fires

Weather permitting, firefighters will be released this weekend from the only two wildfires still being staffed in the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Southwest Area between McGrath and Dillingham. Tentative demobilization is scheduled for Friday for the 42 personnel on the 220-acre Paimiut Fire approximately 20 miles southeast of Holy Cross. The 33 personnel still working […]

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State forestry managing 119-acre wildfire southwest of McGrath

Wildland firefighters are managing a lightning-caused wildfire that was reported late Saturday morning about 150 miles southwest of McGrath, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The Paimiut Fire, named after the nearby Paimiut Slough, is estimated at 119 acres. Six smokejumpers from the BLM Alaska Fire Service were dropped on the fire Saturday afternoon […]

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Rain aids suppression efforts on Warren Creek Fire in northwest Alaska

3:30 p.m. June 13, 2016 – The more than 150 wildland firefighters working to suppress the Warren Creek Fire burning in northwest Alaska received assistance from Mother Nature in the form of light rain Sunday night and Monday to help prevent any further spread of the fire. The size of the fire was officially listed at […]

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Southwest Area Fire updates, July 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2015 FIRE REPORT, SOUTHWEST AREA, July 11, 2015 FIRES Two observation flights per day are checking fires in Southwest Alaska. The most recent observations show that activity on a number of fires is moderating due to less wind, lower temperatures and, in some cases, a little rain. RAIN It will […]

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