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Fireworks ban lifted in Western Alaska but still in effect for most of state

The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office, in consultation with the State Forester’s Office and in accordance with Alaska Administrative Code 50.025 Fire Code, has canceled the fireworks sales and use suspension in Western Alaska, including Dillingham, Bethel, McGrath, Nome, Kotzebue and surrounding communities.Until further notice, fireworks sales and use suspensions remain in effect in the […]

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Number of fires on Seward Peninsula increases by 24 in two days

Lightning increases number of fires on Seward Peninsula to 24 in two days

Smokejumpers were able to catch a handful of new fires after lightning broke out across the Seward Peninsula and ignited 24 new fires in the past two days. Galena Zone personnel aboard a plane watched as thundercells rolled through the middle of the Seward Peninsula Wednesday afternoon, throwing out lightning strikes followed by puffs of […]

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Map of lightning and active fires burning on the Seward Peninsula.

Lightning causes 16 new fires on Seward Peninsula

Smokejumpers and water-scoopers are working on a handful of fires in the Deering area after BLM Alaska Fire Service had 16 new fire starts on the Seward Peninsula within a little more than three hours Wednesday. All are a result of lightning strikes that crisscrossed the Seward Peninsula Wednesday and all were reported between a […]

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