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McHugh Fire along Seward Highway grows to 500-600 acres; traffic delayed on Seward Highway

July 19, 12:45 p.m. -The Alaska Division of Forestry is now estimating the McHugh Creek Fire burning south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway at 500-600 acres. The Seward Highway remains reduced to one-lane traffic with a pilot car from mileposts 108-113 and motorists should expect long delays – up to an hour – if […]

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McHugh Fire pushes up against Seward Highway; traffic down to one lane

Anchorage – July 19, 8:45 a.m. – Fire activity on the McHugh Fire burning south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway south of Anchorage picked up significantly late Monday night and made a push toward the Seward Highway early Tuesday morning. The fire bumped up against the highway between miles 108 and 113 at approximately […]

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Aggressive air attack slows spread of wildfire along Seward Highway south of Anchorage

July 17, 6:15 p.m. – An aggressive aerial response by the Alaska Division of Forestry has slowed the spread of a wildfire burning near the McHugh Creek Trail along the Seward Highway just south of Anchorage and firefighters have begun attacking the fire on the ground. Two air tankers hammered the fire with multiple retardant […]

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State Forestry attacking 25-acre wildfire off Seward Highway south of Anchorage

July 17, Noon – The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to a 25-acre wildfire in the McHugh Creek drainage south of Anchorage, about three-quarters of a mile off the Seward Highway. The fire was reported to the Anchorage Fire Department at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. AFD firefighters responded to the fire but due […]

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