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Trumpeter Fire in Point MacKenzie expected to be fully contained today

Firefighters should achieve full containment of the 130-acre Trumpeter Fire in Point MacKenzie by the end of shift today, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire was reported to be 75 percent contained as of Friday morning. The 50 firefighters working on the fire have begun mop-up operations to seek out and extinguish […]

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Containment on Trumpeter Fire in Point MacKenzie bumped up to 40 percent

Firefighters on Thursday continued making good headway in containing the 120-acre Trumpeter Fire burning in the Point MacKenzie area of the Mat-Su Valley. As of 5 p.m., the fire had not increased in size and containment had bumped up from 25 to 40 percent. Fire managers were expecting more containment before the end of shift […]

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Trumpeter Fire in Point MacKenzie 25% contained; firefighters making good progress

An approximately 120-acre wildfire burning in the Point MacKenzie area of the Mat-Su Valley is 25 percent contained and more than 50 firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are continuing work to increase containment. The Trumpeter Fire is burning in a remote area off South Trumpeter Drive in Point MacKenzie, approximately 20 miles southwest […]

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Mat-Su firefighters responding to second grass fire in two days in Point MacKenzie area

UPDATE – 10 p.m. – Firefighters are making good progress getting a hose line around the perimeter of the Trumpeter Fire. The latest size estimate is 50 acres and the fire is 25% contained. A second helicopter has been added to assist with suppression efforts. Structure protection measures have been put in place for the […]

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Mat-Su forestry firefighters mopping up grass fire near Point MacKenzie

Wildland firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry‚Äôs Mat-Su Area office are mopping up a 3.2-acre grass fire reported in the Point MacKenzie area Tuesday night. The fire was reported by a pilot near Mile 17 of Point MacKenzie Road just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Mat-Su Area office responded with a helitack load and […]

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