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Wildfire near Sutton is 25 percent contained; firefighters continue effort in harsh conditions

Sunday, Oct. 16 – 4:10 p.m. – A wildfire in the Matanuska Valley near Sutton is now 25 percent contained and firefighters continue to battle the blaze in harsh conditions. The Moose Creek Fire is now estimated at 300 acres, an increase of 84 acres from Saturday evening. The increase in acreage is due to better […]

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High winds, cold temperatures challenge firefighters working to contain wildfire near Sutton

Sunday, Oct. 16 – 10:30 a.m. – Firefighters were back on the line at first light Sunday to continue work on containing a wildfire that started on Saturday along the Glenn Highway near Sutton in the Matanuska Valley. The Moose Creek Fire is burning about 12 miles north of Palmer and 5 miles south of […]

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State Forestry, local fire departments battling late-season wildfire near Sutton

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m. – Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and multiple Mat-Su Valley fire departments are battling an approximately 178-acre wildfire near Mile 56 of the Glenn Highway south of Sutton. The Moose Creek Fire was reported at 2:10 a.m. by a passing motorist. At that time, the fire was reported […]

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Tok Area Fires update, July 9

Tok Area Fires as of Wednesday July 9, 2015 @ 1130 hours Fire acreage levels are still approximately 1 week ahead of 2004 No new fires in the Tok area yesterday CONTACT: Rita Baysinger, Public Information Officer, (303) 345-8576, tokareafires@gmail.com 403 Tetlin Hills           Date Started: 6/20/15 @ 1800     […]

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Tok Area Fires update, July 8

Tok Area Fires as of Tuesday July 8, 2015 @ 1030 hours Fire acreage levels are approximately 1 week ahead of 2004 No new fires in the Tok area yesterday CONTACT: Rita Baysinger, Public Information Officer, (303) 345-8576, tokareafires@gmail.com 403 Tetlin Hills           Date Started: 6/20/15 @ 1800       […]

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Quick response, wind shift help firefighters control fire that escaped from Northway dump

3:00 p.m. – The Moose Creek Fire started Friday afternoon at the dump at Northway, which is located about 50 miles southeast of Tok by the Alaska Highway. The fire quickly spread through black spruce and threatened one structure until a wind shift slowed the fire. Firefighters responded with both air and ground resources. Three […]

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Multiple new fires reported the last two days across Alaska

Wildland fire round up for Tuesday, June 16 8:00 p.m. — There were 10 new fires reported in Alaska on Monday. Alaska State Troopers were alerted to an acre of land burning in the area of Card Street, Feuding Lane and Aspen Avenue in Sterling. Kenai forestry was dispatched to the rapidly growing Card Street […]

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