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Wildfire activity heating up in Interior

Wildfire activity is heating up along with the weather in Interior Alaska. The Fairbanks Area State Forestry office responded to two small wildfires today and a coal-seam fire near Healy continued to grow.. 547 more words

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Crews continue working to control two fires in Mat-Su Valley

Division of Forestry firefighters are making good progress on controlling two wildland fires that ignited in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley over the weekend.
More than 50 personnel are working to contain the 52-acre Horseshoe Lake Fire near Big Lake that blew up on Sunday and nearly forced the evacuation of homes in the Rogers Road area. 411 more words

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Sockeye Fire investigation complete, charges filed

Two Anchorage residents are facing multiple charges in relation to the start of the Sockeye Fire north of Willow last month that destroyed 55 homes and damaged 44 other structures. 442 more words

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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

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

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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

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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

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