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Members of the BLM Alaska Fire Service's training crew, the North Star Fire Crew, hand two sack lunches to each firefighter boarding a jet bound for Missoula, Montana on Aug. 11, 2017. Photo by Beth Ipsen//BLM Alaska Fire Service

Jet load of crews head south to help with busy fire season

A mixture of young and veteran Alaska firefighters left BLM Alaska Fire Service facilities at Fort Wainwright Friday morning to help with the busy fire season in the Lower 48. Three emergency firefighter crews from Upper Kalskag, Selawik and Noorvik plus the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanook Fire Crew were handed two sack lunches and boarded […]

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Last crews pulled off Medfra Fire in southwest Alaska

4 p.m. June 13, 2016 – The last two crews working on a wildfire in a remote part of southwest Alaska were scheduled to be demobilized today. The 9,607-acre Medfra Fire, which started on May 29 as the result of a holdover fire from the 2015 Soda Creek Fire, was listed as 99 percent contained […]

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Rain slows spread of 10,500-acre Medfra Fire in Southwest Alaska

A wildfire burning in remote Southwest Alaska is now estimated at almost 10,500 acres but fire behavior has moderated considerably as a result of rain, cooler temperatures and rising relative humidity. The latest acreage estimate for the Medfra Fire as of late Wednesday night was 10,488 acres. The fire is burning approximately 50 miles northeast […]

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