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Winds are expected to challenge Caribou Lake and North Fork fires again today

The Caribou Lake Fire (#754) had low to moderate fire behavior on Wednesday with most of the activity on the western portion and along dozer lines on the ridge tops of Boxcar Hills. Firelines constructed by crews were challenged yesterday by east winds. Firefighters supported by water-scooping Fire Bosses and four retardant tankers caught areas […]

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Caribou Lake Fire grows as firefighters hold the North Fork Fire.

The Caribou Lake Fire (#754) was active on Tuesday spreading toward valuable assets as poor visibility limited aircraft support. As the heavy inversion cleared, retardant drops slowed the spread of the fire as helicopters shuttled the Redding Hotshot Crew of California to the fire. Smokejumpers continued constructing dozer line. As of Tuesday evening, the size […]

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North Fork and Caribou Lake fires on Kenai Peninsula showed little growth overnight

Two fires burning on the southern Kenai Peninsula are receiving a strong response. The Zigzag Hotshot crew from Oregon is reporting this morning to the North Fork Fire (#751) burning six miles northwest of Homer. The hotshots will join the Chugachmiut’s Yukon Wildland Fire Crew, an initial attack crew of Palmer, to complete a hose lay […]

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