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Southwest Area Wildfire Update: More new lightning-caused fires; firefighters protecting two gold mines, one village, cabins and allotments

Eleven new lightning-caused fires were discovered in the Alaska Division of Forestry‚Äôs Southwest Area on Friday and more new fires are anticipated as a result of thousands of lightning strikes over the past three days. More than 1,500 lightning strikes were recorded in Alaska on Friday, down considerably from the two days previous when 10,000 […]

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Lightning sparks five new wildfires in Southwest Alaska

Fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry on Tuesday reported at least five new lightning-caused wildfires in the Southwest Area around McGrath and are anticipating more new starts to pop up as a result of lightning activity the past two days. Three of the new fires were staffed with firefighting personnel while the remaining […]

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