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Alaska wildfire responders keeping an eye on dry conditions

...We still have a lot of dead, dry grass that could burn," said Tim Mowry, information officer at the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks. A meteorologist described the conditions as "an insanely dry air mass sitting on top of...
Small wildfire contained near Anchor Point

...residents will continue to see smoke columns burning inside the fire perimeter for several weeks.The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center has reported there have been 249 fires covering 218,874 acres in the state. Reach Dan Balmer at daniel...
Fire danger high; fire crews on alert

...fires since the burn ban began. "People are cognizant of no open burning," he said.According to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, conditions exist for "extreme fire behavior" as the fire danger Wednesday rose to "very high" across...
Still dry: Managers prepare for wildfire season Alaska expected to experience above average wildfire activity for the 2011 season. Experts at the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center say that, aside from the Kenai Peninsula and the Upper Yukon Valley, the state can anticipate a normal...
Winter fire scorches tundra

...over by December. ''I haven't heard of anything like it,'' said Andy Williams, spokesman for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. The fire in southwest Alaska is within the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S...
Prescribed burn goes beyond lines near Kenai Lake

...cooled, fire officials said. ''Our fires were pretty well-behaved,'' said Andy Williams of the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. But the Survey Line Fire on Fort Wainwright grew to 103,000 acres, and the Fish Creek Fire near Anderson...
Wind-fed Livengood fire forces closure of the Elliott Highway

...Livengood fire jumped the highway, the plan was to let it burn along the road, said Andy Williams with the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. After it spread to the north side of the highway at about 2 p.m. Thursday, that plan was put on...
Helicopter ignites wildfire near Galena

...landing to pick up a survey crew when its exhaust ignited the grass below it, said Andy Williams of the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. The blaze burned 75 acres and destroyed the helicopter before firefighters stopped its spread, Williams...
Alaskan wildfires, estimated at 1,500 acres, was not considered a threat to resources, said Andy Williams of the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. He said the cause of the blaze was still under investigation. There were 21 wildfires burning in Alaska...


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