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Prescribed burn goes beyond lines near Kenai Lake

...campground on Kenai Lake near the Seward Highway was evacuated as a precaution Monday night, said Gary Lehnhausen, a fire information officer for the Chugach National Forest, but residents in area homes weren't asked to get out. A private cabin about...
Shanta Creek fire slows

...We're downsizing," said Pete Buist, a fire information officer with the state Division of Forestry, of possible," Gibson said. Joe Anderson, a fire information officer with the NIMO team, said emergency responders...
Shanta Creek fire still growing: Fire managers to meet with Funny River folks

...lightning June 29, grew by about 1,000 acres Sunday afternoon to 13,118 acres, according to Pete Buist, fire information officer. The fire area is experiencing a moist layer of fog in the morning, which picks up in the afternoon, he said...
Structures lost as fire moves toward Tustumena Lake

...structures in the Ninilchik 40 subdivision and encompassing the Caribou Hills Recreation Area. Kris Eriksen, fire information officer for the Division of Forestry, said the fire crossed the Ninilchik 40 Subdivision at 7 p.m. Thursday, traveling...
Lightning strikes cause spot fires in Interior

...Lightning strikes were observed Wednesday to the north and east of a large fire near McGrath, said Jean Withnell, a fire information officer attached to McGrath. A Type 2 Incident Management Team and 10 crews remained assigned to the fire, estimated...
Fire winds down; Oilwell Road open

...Tuesday morning (Forestry) will transition from a type two team to a type three," said Cheryl Larsen, a fire information officer for the Division of Forestry. At 55,438 acres, the fire is 76 percent contained, Larsen said. Firefighters...
Let it rain: Wet weather keeps Shanta Creek fire from growing

...I don't see a whole lot of torching with the (precipitation) that we've got," said Bernie Pineda, fire information officer for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. "We've still got some hot spots scattered around the southeast side...
Oil Well opens to residents

...Wednesday at 7 a.m.,? said Kris Eriksen, fire information officer for the Alaska Division of Forestry. Eriksen said...The fire was at 55,000 acres Monday morning, Fire Information Officer Bob Evenson said, burning 53 cabins and residences...
4,000 acres and growing

...expecting temperatures between 70 and 79, and relative humidity between 14 and 20? percent, said Kris Eriksen, fire information officer for the Division of Forestry. A public meeting will be held at 7 tonight at Ninilchik School to address the...
Forest Fire UPDATE:

...Moon The fire burned actively Wednesday night, fueled by high temperatures and low humidity. Kris Eriksen, fire information officer for Division of Forestry, said they're concerned about a "sea breeze front," which will bring unstable...


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