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State forestry mopping up two lightning-caused wildfires in southwest, monitoring four others

Wildland firefighters continue work to mop up two lightning-caused fires in southwest Alaska while the State Division of Forestry is monitoring four other fires in the area started by lightning in the past two days. An eight-person initial attack squad from the village of Shageluk was mobilized Wednesday to replace eight smokejumpers from the BLM […]

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Lightning sparks new wildfires in southwest Alaska

A rash of lightning sparked three new wildfires in southwest Alaska on Tuesday, two of which the Alaska Division of Forestry is working to suppress and one that is being monitored. Approximately 3,700 lightning strikes were detected across Alaska on Tuesday, most of which was concentrated in southwest Alaska in a north-south line between Bristol […]

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Southwest Area Fire updates, July 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2015 FIRE REPORT, SOUTHWEST AREA, July 11, 2015 FIRES Two observation flights per day are checking fires in Southwest Alaska. The most recent observations show that activity on a number of fires is moderating due to less wind, lower temperatures and, in some cases, a little rain. RAIN It will […]

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