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Carrol Martin: Agriculture, fire danger top priorities

...again. This is an asset that needs to be producing food rather than fires. Land in agricultural production is a good fire break. We can identify parcels that would connect current existing green areas and grant tax breaks and fund low interest...
Kudos to crews

...dispensing helicopters on scene. These aircraft attacked the fire for almost three hours while fire crews on the ground cut fire breaks to protect the community. The ground crews then moved upriver in force and within 24 hours had that section of the...
Wildfire now 46 percent contained, not caused by campfire

...Road. Thompson, who worked Tuesday with a crew of about 100 as they cleared a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge-built fire break near Mile 9 of Funny River Road, said as long as homes were not being threatened - the wildfire would probably continue...
Peninsula a 'tinderbox'

...straits. The KNWR has made excuses for their lack of pro-active fire management for some time now. The suggestion of fire breaks throughout the refuge where adjacent neighbors would be threatened when the inevitable wildfire occurs have been ignored...
Evacuation lifted for Funny River Road Tuesday the area. Updated at 10:45 a.m. Sunday A fire break that follows a line about a one-quarter mile behind...evening after she said firefighters told her that if the fire break didn't hold the flames would reach their neighborhood...
Residents prepare to leave as Funny River fire grows swiftly

...half-built home with flame retardant foam. That evening, Christian said she could hear the firefighters working to build a fire break. Then, on Wednesday morning, Christian said she and several of the neighbors met to come up with a plan. Ten families...
Kasilof residents concerned with fire's proximity

...Without all that black spruce, by the time the winds do shift, it's only a matter of when they will have that fire break in the middle." Berezin said he did some preventative fire wise maintenance around his property and with his wife they...
Pet projects

...raised money through bake sales in Nikiski at the craft fair and M&M Market, Denise Cox wrote in an email."When a fire breaks out, the first thing an animal usually does is to hide in fear," Denise Cox said. "When a firefighter discovers...
Rainfall helps to slow fire, some properties still threatened

...staff started pumping water onto the property and a fire break that was constructed around the property in 2003 and complemented us on watering the land and the fire break," Hossle said. "We were very happy to see them...
Leaving Funny River

...Sunday afternoon as firefighters fought to contain the 156,041 acre wildfire that lit several hot spots inside of a fire break between the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and more than 1,000 residents. As flames encroached, the reaction was...


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