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Alaska wildland fires from 2015 still pose risks this year

A year after the second-largest fire season on record in Alaska, the 2015 fire season is still smoking. The Alaska Division of Forestry has detected 16 “holdover” fires so far this season, including one on Saturday that ignited the 8,130-acre Medfra Fire now burning in a remote part of Southwest Alaska. Holdover fires are just […]

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Medfra Fire grows to 1,650 acres; expected to merge with second fire today

A wind-driven wildfire in a remote part of Southwest Alaska had grown to at least 1,650 acres as of Sunday night and is expected to merge with another, smaller wildfire burning 3-4 miles to the north sometime today. The Alaska Division of Forestry is formulating a plan of attack to protect any structures and Native […]

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Southwest Area Fires updates, July 13

SOUTHWEST AREA FIRES July 13, 2015 WATCHED FIRES On Sunday, two detection flights monitored 28 of the 85 active fires in the Southwest management area. Generally, observed fires’ behaviors were moderate and not markedly changed from earlier monitoring overflights. Monitoring missions include mapping of fire perimeters. These updated maps provide current acres-burned information. As of […]

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