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Rain and snow help push containment up to 83 percent on Moose Creek Fire north of Palmer

Friday, Oct. 21 – 10:25 a.m. – With a little help from Mother Nature, firefighters on Thursday continued to gain ground on a wildfire smoldering along the Glenn Highway north of Palmer. The 303-acre Moose Creek Fire is now 83 percent contained, according to a perimeter map released by the Alaska Division of Forestry on […]

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State Forestry fire managers hope drop in winds will boost firefighters’ efforts on wildfire north of Palmer

Tuesday, Oct. 18 – 10:45 a.m. – Alaska Division of Forestry fire managers are hoping a decrease in winds will help firefighters increase containment on a 300-plus acre wildfire burning north of Palmer along the Glenn Highway. After three days of battling strong winds that have fanned the flames of the 328-acre Moose Creek Fire, firefighters […]

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Winds offer no respite for firefighters battling wildfires in Matanuska Valley

Monday, Oct. 17 – 7:15 p.m. – Windy weather made for another busy day for wildland firefighters in the Matanuska Valley. In addition to continuing their battle with a stubborn, late-season wildfire north of Palmer, Alaska Division of Forestry firefighters had to contend with three different wildfires caused by high winds blowing trees onto power lines. […]

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State Forestry responding to a second wildfire near Sutton at Mile 68 of Glenn Highway

Monday, Oct. 17 – 2:15 p.m. -The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to another wildfire near Sutton. The fire, named the King Fire, was called in by a passing  motorist on the Glenn Highway near Mile 68, about 10 road miles north of the 300-acre Moose Creek Fire that firefighters have been battling for […]

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Wildfire north of Palmer makes run toward Glenn Highway; high winds, limited resources pose serious challenge

For the third straight day, high winds and limited resources are posing a serious challenge to firefighters contending with a late-season wildfire along the Glenn Highway north of Palmer. The 300-acre Moose Creek Fire started early Saturday morning as the result of an escaped debris burn and firefighters have been battling the wind-driven blaze around […]

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Winds wreaking havoc for firefighters in Matanuska Valley

High, erratic winds continue to pose a serious challenge for firefighters battling a 300-acre wildfire along north of Palmer, while also producing new starts for firefighters in the Matanuska Valley. Firefighters were scrambling Sunday night to respond to a 3-acre flare up and numerous spot fires on the Moose Creek Fire caused by the windy […]

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Wildfire near Sutton is 25 percent contained; firefighters continue effort in harsh conditions

Sunday, Oct. 16 – 4:10 p.m. – A wildfire in the Matanuska Valley near Sutton is now 25 percent contained and firefighters continue to battle the blaze in harsh conditions. The Moose Creek Fire is now estimated at 300 acres, an increase of 84 acres from Saturday evening. The increase in acreage is due to better […]

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High winds, cold temperatures challenge firefighters working to contain wildfire near Sutton

Sunday, Oct. 16 – 10:30 a.m. – Firefighters were back on the line at first light Sunday to continue work on containing a wildfire that started on Saturday along the Glenn Highway near Sutton in the Matanuska Valley. The Moose Creek Fire is burning about 12 miles north of Palmer and 5 miles south of […]

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State Forestry, local fire departments battling late-season wildfire near Sutton

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m. – Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and multiple Mat-Su Valley fire departments are battling an approximately 178-acre wildfire near Mile 56 of the Glenn Highway south of Sutton. The Moose Creek Fire was reported at 2:10 a.m. by a passing motorist. At that time, the fire was reported […]

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State Forestry firefighters respond to small fire near King Mountain north of Sutton

The Alaska Division of Forestry mobilized a response to a small fire reported near King Mountain north of Sutton at approximately Mile 71 of the Glenn Highway on Tuesday afternoon. A local pilot reported the fire after seeing smoke at approximately 4 p.m. The King Fire Mountain Fire is not accessible by road and firefighters […]

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