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Alaska crews spread out across four states in Pacific Northwest

What’s the difference between fighting fire in the Lower 48 and Alaska? Well, there are several differences but one of the biggest is steep terrain, evidenced by these pictures taken by Steve Theisen that show the Allakaket Type 2 Crew working on the Clearwater Complex near Kamiah, Idaho. The Clearwater Complex in northwest Idaho consists […]

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Alaska firefighters headed to Lower 48

As Alaska moves into its seasonal rain pattern, wildland fire activity has moderated. The fire season in the Lower 48, however, is in full swing as the National Preparedness Level moved to five, the highest level of planning and organizing of resources in reaction to increasing fire danger. Firefighters from Alaska are answering the call […]

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Alaskans headed south to help with Lower 48 wildfires

July 17, 2014, 3 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Alaskan firefighting crews and personnel are headed Outside as wildland fire potential continues to decrease in much of the state. The Gannett Glacier and White Mountain Type 2 initial attack crews are on their way to north-central Washington. Nearly 100 Division of Forestry overhead personnel, supervisory positions, […]

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