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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-12/refuge-notebook-the-lively-winte
Outdoors
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 has...property and complemented us on watering the land and the fire break," Hossle said. "We were very happy to see them...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/funnyriverfire/2014-05-28/rainfall-helps-to-slow-fir
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-28/carrol-martin-agriculture-fire-da
Opinion
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/funnyriverfire/2014-05-27/from-defensive-to-offensiv
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-25/leaving-funny-river
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Refuge Notebook: Kruger National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge share common conservation issues

...like the African buffalo, numerous antelopes and the zebra. KNP was divided into fire management blocks bounded by fire-break roads where natural lightning-caused fires were allowed to burn or where prescribed fires were set on a scheduled...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-06/refuge-notebook-kruger-national-
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-22/residents-prepare-to-leave-as-funny-
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Evacuation lifted for Funny River Road Tuesday

...secure 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-22/funny-river-wildfire-5-percent-conta
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-23/kasilof-residents-concerned-with-fir
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Nikiski, Soldotna and Kenai fire departments increase water rescue capabilities with 3-day course

...Tilly said, the work is to spread that new knowledge to thosw ho could attend - someone had to man the stations should a fire break out or medical attention be needed. From the chief's perspective, the most favorable result of the training is big...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-09-10/nikiski-soldotna-and-kenai-fire-depa
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