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Wildfire on Kodiak Island draws response from State Forestry

The Alaska Division of Forestry responded to a wildland fire on Kodiak Island Thursday afternoon. The 91-acre Saltrey Creek Fire was reported at approximately 12:30 p.m. by a member of the Womens Bay Fire Department. The fire was estimated at 5 acres and was burning up a steep mountainside about 15 miles southwest of the […]

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Demobilization begins on 4,862-acre Twin Creeks Fire on Kodiak Island

With the perimeter of the 4,862-acre Twin Creeks Fire on Kodiak Island mostly secured, the Hooper Bay Type 2 crew was released to travel home on Saturday. The number of fire staff will decrease over the next few days as an Alaska Division of Forestry Type 3 Team begins the transition to a smaller Type […]

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Twin Creeks Fire on Kodiak Island is 95 percent contained

Nearly all portions of the Twin Creeks Fire perimeter are now secured, with containment of the 4,868-acre fire on Kodiak Island expected to reach 95 percent by Friday evening. Also on Friday, a “Palm IR” flight took place by helicopter around the fire’s perimeter to identify the locations of any remaining ‘hotspots.’ The Palm IR […]

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With help from local community, Twin Creeks Fire on Kodiak Island now 50 percent contained

With the help of locally hired resources and other cooperators, the Alaska Division of Forestry has contained 50 percent of the Twin Creeks Fire, also known as the Chiniak Fire, which started on Kodiak Island on Aug. 27. New mapping has reduced the size of the fire to 4,868 acres and current fire activity is […]

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Substantial progress made in containing Twin Creeks Fire on Kodiak Island

The 5,268-acre Twin Creeks Fire, also known as the Chiniak Fire on Kodiak Island, is 30 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. Current fire activity is limited to smoldering in areas of heavier fuels. With the change in weather and winds today, light smoke may be present in the Chiniak area. The weather outlook for […]

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