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Lightning ignites at least 15 fires across Alaska this weekend

Firefighters and aircraft were are busy Sunday working on two lightning-caused fires burning within 25 miles of Unlakleet with more firefighters slated to joint the effort after lightning became a big factor in new fire starts in Alaska this weekend. Lightning is suspected of causing more than 15 new fires in Alaska this weekend.  There […]

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Levelock Fire estimated at 250-300 acres

7 p.m. Levelock Fire Update Smokejumpers, aided by villagers operating bulldozers, are still working to keep a fire from reaching the Bristol Bay area village of Levelock Monday afternoon. Firefighting personnel aboard the plane that delivered the smokejumpers had a rough estimate of the fire size at between 250-300 acres. Smokejumpers reported the dozer line […]

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