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2016 Alaska fire season numbers well below normal

Fairbanks, AK – Sept. 30 – Despite an early start to Alaska‚Äôs 2016 wildfire season, the number of acres burned this summer ended up well below normal levels. A total of 558 wildfires burned 500,095 acres in Alaska this summer, making it the 36th largest fire season on record dating back to 1939, according to […]

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Leaf Lake Fire near Palmer is 100 percent contained

The 25-acre Leaf Lake Fire near the Knik River outside Palmer now 100% contained and the Alaska Division of Forestry is planning for a complete demobilization of personnel by Thursday. Firefighters continued to work the interior of the fire on Tuesday, where smoldering and creeping in the unburned fuels was observed. Winds picked up around […]

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