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Firefighters wrap up work on Molybdenum Mountain Fire

Alaska Division of Forestry wildland firefighters have completed work on a 650-acre wildfire in southwest Alaska. The last of the firefighters working on the Molybdenum Mountain Fire were flown off the fire on Tuesday afternoon after declaring the fire 100 percent contained. The fire, located about 135 miles southwest of McGrath, was started by lightning […]

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Fire that escaped village dump in southwest Alaska is contained at 28 acres

Wildland firefighters on Friday completed work on a 28-acre fire that escaped from the dump in the village of Kongnignanohk in southwest Alaska. Division of Forestry personnel in McGrath were alerted to the fire by modis imagery on Wednesday and contacted the Knognignanohk Traditional Council to check on it. Forestry personnel were told that the […]

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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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Lightning sparks five new wildfires in Southwest Alaska

Fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry on Tuesday reported at least five new lightning-caused wildfires in the Southwest Area around McGrath and are anticipating more new starts to pop up as a result of lightning activity the past two days. Three of the new fires were staffed with firefighting personnel while the remaining […]

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