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A helicopter dips a bucket of water out of pond while an air tanker drops a load of retardant on the Malaspina Fire on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Photo by Ed Soto/Alaska Division of Forestry

Crews working on containment line around Malaspina Fire

Aircraft worked until 10 p.m. dropping retardant and water on and around the Malaspina Fire (#451) near the Talkeetna Spur Road-Parks Highway cutoff to slow the spread of the fire, which is estimated at 60 to 80 acres.   Crews on the ground are making good progress working to get a containment line around the […]

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Smoke billows up from the Malaspina Fire in this picture taken from South Malaspina Loop on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Photo by Stephanie Bishop/Alaska Division of Forestry

New wildfire near Talkeetna prompts evacuations; estimated at 60-80 acres

A fire has destroyed one structure and forced the evacuation of a subdivision in the community of Sunshine near Talkeenta. The Malaspina Fire (#451) is located off South Malaspina Loop about one mile north of the Montana Creek Fire (#429) near Mile 98 Parks Highway. The fire was estimated at 60 to 80 acres as […]

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State Forestry continues battling fire along traffic-snarled Seward Highway

July 19, 7:30 p.m. – The Alaska Division of Forestry continues to battle a wildfire burning just south of Anchorage that is visible from the Seward Highway and snarling traffic on one of Alaska’s most scenic byways. The McHugh Fire is estimated at 500-600 acres and is burning along a ridge top and in drainages […]

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