Tag Archives: Alaska

New Wildfire Technology Installed to Assist Alaska Fire Department

System will detect persistent growing heat sources     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thermo-sensing cameras were installed in Alaska to help the fire department locate, analyze and monitor wildfires, officials said. The security-like thermography camera is meant to help the ...

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51 Homes, 3 Businesses Lost in Alaska Wildfire

Hundreds evacuated from McKinley Fire     By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire burning north of Anchorage, Alaska, has destroyed 51 homes and three businesses, officials said Friday. Another 84 buildings between the communities of ...

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80 Structures Lost in Alaska Wildfire

About 200 firefighters are battling the wildfire     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Fire officials have increased the number of structures lost in a fire burning north of Anchorage from 50 to 80. Officials have not said how many of ...

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Alaska Officials Close Forest Areas as Wildfire Approaches

Anchorage air quality was listed as “unhealthy”     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials have closed some forest lands to all uses as a wildfire approached the Chugach National Forest. The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday that smoke from ...

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No Lost Structures in Anchorage Brush Fire

Temporary evacuations for fire near Anchorage     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Firefighters from Oregon and Alaska continue to work a wildfire that sent a large plume of smoke over Alaska’s largest city. The fire was at 30 percent contained ...

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Fire Causes Temporary Evacuations in Alaska’s Largest City

Fire was 80 percent contained within two hours     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire caused some temporary evacuations Tuesday in Alaska’s largest city. The fire created a large plume of smoke those rose over Anchorage and ...

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Wildfire Evacuation Warning Issued to Some Fairbanks Residents

Level 2 warning as Shovel Creek fire burns     FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks, Alaska, emergency officials have issued evacuation warnings to some residents as the Shovel Creek wildfire burns nearby. On Sunday, just after midnight, the Fairbanks North ...

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North Star Fire Crew 2018

A look back at the 2018 wildfire season     Harrison Leahy – North Star Fire Crew 2018

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