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Rain helps firefighters working to contain Rainy Pass Fire

Firefighters on Saturday were continuing work to contain a remote wildfire northwest of Anchorage that is burning a mile from a historic hunting lodge that also serves as a checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Approximately 41 firefighters are on the ground mopping up the 96-acre Rainy Pass Fire (#671) that was started […]

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The smoke column from the Rainy Pass Fire (#664) rises about one-half mile from Rainy Pass Lodge on Tuesday night, July 23, 2019. Photo by Alaska Division of Forestry Air Attack

Wildfire near Rainy Pass prompts evacuation of remote lodge along Iditarod Trail

A remote wildfire northwest of Anchorage late Tuesday night prompted the evacuation of more than two dozen people from a historic hunting lodge that also serves as a checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The Rainy Pass Fire (#664) was reported at 8:11 p.m. after a lightning strike started the fire near Rainy […]

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