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My First Look At The Willow Area

My final OT session was yesterday (Thursday, June 25th) and so I had reason to make the 64 mile drive south down the Parks Highway to Wasilla; in so doing I drove through the Willow area. 464 more words


Managers executing plan to fight Sockeye Fire; evacuation advisories still in place

Here’s the Alaska Division of Forestry’s latest update on the Sockeye Fire near Willow. The fire is still estimated at 6,500 acres and fire managers flew the fire this morning to get a gauge on fire activity and how far the fire has spread since last night. 339 more words

Active Wildland Fire

Sockeye Fire still estimated at 6,500 acres, evacuation advisory still in place

10:55 a.m. –

Here is the latest map of the evacuation area for the 6,500-acre Sockeye Fire near Willow. The evacuation area is from Miles 63 to 78 on the Parks Highway and extends two miles east of the highway and west to the Susitna River. 138 more words

Active Wildland Fire

Sockeye Fire now estimated at 6,500 acres

12:30 a.m. , June 15 – The fast-moving Sockeye Fire, burning along the Parks Highway in the Willow area, is now estimated at 6,500 acres.  The evacuation area has been expanded to cover the area from Milepost 63 to 77, and from three miles east of the Parks Highway and west to the Susitna River. 229 more words

AK Fire Info

Sockeye Fire now estimated at 1,100 acres; evacuations still in progress; Parks Highway still closed

7:30 p.m. – The Sockeye Fire north of Willow is now estimated at almost 1,100 acres and is growing on both sides of the Parks Highway. 211 more words

Active Wildland Fire

Wildland fire near Willow closes Parks Highway

A fast-moving wildland fire north of Willow has shut down the Parks Highway at 77 Mile and several residents have voluntarily evacuated their homes due to the fire. 216 more words

Active Wildland Fire

Sizeland's Roadhouse

I haven’t had much luck finding information about the roadhouse known as Sizeland’s, which was somewhere near Nenana; the only real information I have found is from three fascinating photographs at the VILDA archives, but if my connection of the dots is correct, it’s a chilling story with a sad ending. 774 more words