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Kobe Fire south of Anderson now 20 percent contained

Rain on Tuesday and cloudy, cooler weather on Wednesday benefitted firefighters working on containment of the 1,300-acre Kobe Fire smoldering a couple miles west of the Parks Highway near milepost 275. The fire was 20 percent contained as of Wednesday night, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The cooler, wetter weather enabled firefighters to […]

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Winds challenge firefighters putting in containment line on Kobe Fire

Erratic winds from afternoon thunderstorms are posing a challenge to firefighters trying to construct a containment line around the Kobe Fire a couple miles west of the Parks Highway near Mile 275. On Monday, wind-driven embers sparked multiple spot fires outside the containment line on the north side of the fire. Firefighters acted quickly to […]

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An area of black spruce that was burned in the Kobe Fire on Thursday night, July 11, 2019. Photo by Joe Chatfield

Cooler, wetter weather assists firefighters trying to tame 1,200-acre Kobe Fire

Firefighters began the process of building and plumbing containment lines around a 1,200-acre wildfire near the Denali Borough community of Anderson on Friday, just 16 hours after the fire forced the evacuation of two remote subdivisions west of the Parks Highway near Mile 275, about 85 miles south of Fairbanks. Thanks in part to cooler, […]

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A brush truck from the Anderson Volunteer Fire Department is parked along Kobe Ag Road near the Kobe Fire on Friday morning, July 12, 2019 as members of the White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew gear up to head to the fire after arriving Friday morning. Photo by Chief Scott Thompson/Anderson Volunteer Fire Department

Kobe Fire near Anderson estimated at 1,200 acres; light rain, cooler temps tempering fire behavior

Wildfire managers for the Alaska Division of Forestry on Friday morning were formulating a plan of attack for a wildfire that forced the evacuation of two remote subdivisions about 10 miles south of the community of Anderson Thursday night. The Kobe Fire was estimated at approximately 1,200 acres on Friday morning, an increase of 700 […]

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Winds ignite coal seam wildfire east of Healy

The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to a wildfire east of Healy that was ignited by a coal seam. The Louise Creek 2018 Fire is estimated at 600 – 1,000 acres as of 9:30 p.m. The fire was fanned to life by windy conditions in the area and is located east of the Nenana […]

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