Tag Archives: Wasilla

Moose Meadows Fire 100 percent contained; crews continuing mopping up

The 56-acrew Moose Meadows Fire north of Wasilla was declared 100 percent contained as of 8:10 p.m. Sunday and crews are continuing mop-up operations today. More than 50 firefighters, including both the Pioneer Peak Hotshot Crew and Gannett Glacier Fire Crew, are working to seek out and extinguish any hot spots found inside the perimeter […]

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Crews hoping for full containment of 56-acre Moose Meadows Fire today

Firefighters worked until 11 p.m. Saturday and were back at it at 8 a.m. Sunday as they work to contain a wildfire approximately 6 miles north of Wasilla. The size of the Moose Meadows Fire increased from 42 to 56 acres overnight but it was a result of better mapping more than fire growth. The […]

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Moose Meadows 40 percent contained; estimated at 42 acres

UPDATE 9:30 P.M. – The Moose Meadows Fire north of Wasilla is 40 percent contained. Crews are continuing to lay hose around the fire to provide a water supply that will help boost containment. Aircraft have finished aerial support efforts and ground firefighters will remain on the fireline until late into the evening before re-engaging […]

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Firefighters battling 10-acre Moose Meadows Fire north of Wasilla

UPDATE 5:30 p.m.The size of the Moose Meadows Fire is now estimated at 46 acres as of 5:10 p.m. due to more accurate mapping. Firefighters are getting a good handle on containment despite the increase in size. A second helicopter has been ordered to the fire to supplement the aircraft currently working on the fire, […]

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Trumpeter Fire in Point MacKenzie expected to be fully contained today

Firefighters should achieve full containment of the 130-acre Trumpeter Fire in Point MacKenzie by the end of shift today, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The fire was reported to be 75 percent contained as of Friday morning. The 50 firefighters working on the fire have begun mop-up operations to seek out and extinguish […]

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Containment on Trumpeter Fire in Point MacKenzie bumped up to 40 percent

Firefighters on Thursday continued making good headway in containing the 120-acre Trumpeter Fire burning in the Point MacKenzie area of the Mat-Su Valley. As of 5 p.m., the fire had not increased in size and containment had bumped up from 25 to 40 percent. Fire managers were expecting more containment before the end of shift […]

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Trumpeter Fire in Point MacKenzie 25% contained; firefighters making good progress

An approximately 120-acre wildfire burning in the Point MacKenzie area of the Mat-Su Valley is 25 percent contained and more than 50 firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry are continuing work to increase containment. The Trumpeter Fire is burning in a remote area off South Trumpeter Drive in Point MacKenzie, approximately 20 miles southwest […]

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Mat-Su firefighters responding to second grass fire in two days in Point MacKenzie area

UPDATE – 10 p.m. – Firefighters are making good progress getting a hose line around the perimeter of the Trumpeter Fire. The latest size estimate is 50 acres and the fire is 25% contained. A second helicopter has been added to assist with suppression efforts. Structure protection measures have been put in place for the […]

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Wildfire near Kahiltna River northwest of Wasilla is fully contained

A 56-acre wildfire started by lightning on Sunday night near the Kahiltna River northwest of Wasilla is now 100 percent contained. Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service responded to the Kahiltna Fire Sunday night after it was reported by local pilots. The fire was located about 80 miles northwest […]

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Firefighters respond to wildfire northwest of Wasilla near Kahiltna River

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service worked late into the night to control a wildfire reported 80 miles northwest of Wasilla on Sunday. The 56-acre Kahiltna Fire was reported at around 6 p.m. Sunday by local pilots flying over the area. The fire was located in a modified protection […]

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