Tag Archives: Alaska

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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North Star Fire Crew 2018

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

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Alaska’s Tongass Sees Busy 2018 Wildfire Season

The forest averages 15 to 20 fires per year   KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The country’s largest national forest saw an increase in wildfires in 2018. The U.S. Forest Service responded to 32 wildfires this year in Alaska’s Tongass National ...

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New Medical Exams Required for Alaska Federal Firefighters

Applies to those working for Alaska Fire Service   FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — People wanting to fight wildfires in Alaska will have to submit to a medical examination before working for the federal government’s Alaska Fire Service. The new requirement ...

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Crews Keep Wildfire from Sterling, Alaska

Firefighters gain control of western and southern edges   SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) — A fire in Alaska grew to more than 2 square miles (5.18 sq. kilometers) over the weekend Firefighters were able to get the western and southern edges ...

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Alaska Wildfire Continues to Grow

Fire near Tok has burned 1.2 square miles   ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire off the Alaska Highway has grown but has not caused traffic delays. The Alaska Division of Forestry says the fire is estimated at 1.2 square ...

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