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[Update] Rehabilitation to start on Card Street fire

...burning away from the Sterling... It's burning closer to Skilak Lake than it is to the highway," Anderson said. Fire-breaks are being cleared around the perimeter with bulldozers. Sarah Foster, public information officer for the incident...
Card Street Fire advances during second day of blaze in Sterling, estimated to be at 2,000 acres, Tuesday evening. Crews of nearly 100 firefighters constructed fire breaks, dumped water from the Kenai River from planes and helicopters and retardant from tankers on the flames throughout...
Card Street fire operations winding down

...frame for it," Alexandrou said. "As long as it takes to replace the vegetation that was removed to construct the fire breaks. It's just a matter of how the work progresses." Alexandrou said the fire's incident commander predicts the crew...
Refuge Notebook: The lively winter life of quaking aspen

...disturbance such as a landslide or a wildfire. Severe fire can kill aspen, but stands of this tree serve as an excellent fire break because little fuel accumulates in them. Overwinter freezing can cause frost cracks, and hail can damage young stands...
Fire breaks out at Kenaitze Tribal headquarters

On Wednesday an electrical shortage sparked a small fire inside the walls of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's headquarters at 110 North Willow Street in Kenai.
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...
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...


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