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Moose Meadows Fire 100 percent contained; crews continuing mopping up

The 56-acrew Moose Meadows Fire north of Wasilla was declared 100 percent contained as of 8:10 p.m. Sunday and crews are continuing mop-up operations today. More than 50 firefighters, including both the Pioneer Peak Hotshot Crew and Gannett Glacier Fire Crew, are working to seek out and extinguish any hot spots found inside the perimeter […]

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Crews hoping for full containment of 56-acre Moose Meadows Fire today

Firefighters worked until 11 p.m. Saturday and were back at it at 8 a.m. Sunday as they work to contain a wildfire approximately 6 miles north of Wasilla. The size of the Moose Meadows Fire increased from 42 to 56 acres overnight but it was a result of better mapping more than fire growth. The […]

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Firefighters battling 10-acre Moose Meadows Fire north of Wasilla

UPDATE 5:30 p.m.The size of the Moose Meadows Fire is now estimated at 46 acres as of 5:10 p.m. due to more accurate mapping. Firefighters are getting a good handle on containment despite the increase in size. A second helicopter has been ordered to the fire to supplement the aircraft currently working on the fire, […]

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An aerial photo of the Steeple Fire burning east of Eagle River on Monday, August 12, 2019. Firefighters from the Mat-Su Area Forestry are hiking into the fire, which is located near Mount Baldy, about one-half mile from Steeple Drive. Photo by Mat-Su Area helitack.

State forestry responding to small wildfire east of Eagle River near Mount Baldy

UPDATE 4 p.m. An air tanker has successfully boxed in the Steeple Fire with a retardant drop and another tanker drop of a water-enhanced suppressant called BlazeTamer was dropped directly on the fire to knock down the flames. Both drops were effective in calming fire behavior. A helicopter is continuing to make water drops on […]

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