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Wildfire threatens Elliott Highway

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A wildfire is threatening the Elliott Highway in Alaska's Interior and the Alaska Fire Service was asking that travelers stay off the highway. The Mile 78 Fire, which started May 23, flared up unexpectedly Sunday evening...
Alaska fire crews heavily engaged in Lower 48 battles

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Nearly a thousand firefighters from around Alaska have headed South to help exhausted crews battle wildfires raging in the Lower 48.
Saying goodbye to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

...Center, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska State Forestry, the Chugach National Forest, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska Fire Service and others. You folks help make the Kenai the special place that it is, and you keep it safe for us and our children...
Helicopter ignites wildfire near Galena

...The blaze burned 75 acres and destroyed the helicopter before firefighters stopped its spread, Williams said. An Alaska Fire Service helicopter, smokejumpers and two air tankers worked to contain the fire. Two emergency fire crews were assigned...
Alaska - Alaska. About 250 firefighters have been assigned to fight the Sheenjek River Fire. According to the Alaska Fire Service, the blaze grew from 15,000 acres early Friday to 23,510 on Saturday morning, said incident commander Tom...


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