Tag Archives: Alaska

Alaska Interagency COVID-19, PPE Training

Hygiene and PPE donning and doffing     Alaska DNR DOF – This video produced by the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Medic Program explains what COVID-19 is, its signs and symptoms, how it spreads, how to prevent the spread and ...

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Four Injured in Alaska Division of Forestry Plane Crash

Plane was transporting firefighters to Soldotna     Alaska Division of Forestry All four Division of Forestry employees that were injured in the crash have been medevaced to Anchorage with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Three of the individuals were ...

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Alaska Suspends Burn Permits During Virus

Alaskans must do everything possible to prevent wildland fires     JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Division of Forestry plans to suspend all burn permits in anticipation of the effects of the coronavirus on firefighting personnel and responses. The ...

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As Forests Burn, Drinking Water is at Risk

Post-fire runoff can introduce pollutants   Boats are pulled ashore as smoke and wildfires rage behind Lake Conjola, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Thousands of tourists fled Australia’s wildfire-ravaged ea

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Alaska Has Nation’s Most Expensive Wildfire This Year

At least $46M spent on Swan Lake Fire     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The nation’s most expensive wildfire this year is one that has been burning for months on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The Swan Lake Fire has so far ...

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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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Firefighters Make Progress on Alaska Wildfire

Evacuation orders remain in place     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say firefighters are making progress on a wildfire burning north of Anchorage. Fire managers said Sunday the fire is now 28% contained. It’s estimated to have burned 5.2 ...

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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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