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Wildfire contained near Caribou Lake

...weekend took the full resources of the Division of Forestry before being contained Sunday night.Darren Finley, fire prevention officer for the Division of Forestry said the fire, which started Friday four miles southwest of Caribou Lake, was human-caused...

...Our job is to keep everybody safe, investigate and do what we can to put wildfires out when they occur," said Fire prevention officer Darren Finley. Wednesday, July 3rd a nationwide "Operational Pause in Remembrance" was called by the National...
Dry weather makes wildfire danger high

...Department of Forestry, bringing the total to 15 wildland fires on the Kenai Peninsula this year. Darren Finley, fire prevention officer from the Department of Forestry Soldotna region, said a call on the grass fire outside of Homer came in around...
Time to be on high alert for wildland fires the grass has been exposed longer and had time to dry out," Darren Finley, a state Division of Forestry fire prevention officer, told the Clarion in a recent interview. "Dry conditions are the most volatile fuel. Grass fires spread fast...
Red flag fire warning in Kenai Peninsula

...and temperatures into the 60's are expected in the central peninsula the rest of the week.Darren Finley, Fire Prevention Officer for the Division of Forestry said high winds and low humidity increased the potential for fire activity. For...
'Defensible space' helps shield homes from wildfire

...out of the front yard. However rustic and charming living like that is, it is not safe, said Jeff Graham, fire prevention officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry. Forestry officer Sharon Roesch said if a wildfire or forest fire were to...
Cabin builder faces charges for fire

...From my first contact with him (and his wife) they were extremely distraught and upset," said Sharon Roesch, fire prevention officer for Forestry. "They tried to fight (the fire) when the first shower of sparks went out, and stop the spread...
Small wildfire stamped out

...that comes with early spring on the Kenai Peninsula. "It's pretty well out," Alaska Division of Forestry fire prevention officer Sharon Roesch said Friday afternoon of the approximately 50-foot-by-25-foot blaze. "Wind from the northeast...
Fire crews battle Funny River blaze

...started at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, off Lake Road, off Funny River Road," said Sharon Roesch, fire prevention officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry. Forestry firefighters, as well as Kenai National Wildlife Refuge crews...
Peninsula better at preventing wildfires, but more can be done

...working to save their homes, but the fire was so insistent they had a hard struggle for 48 hours." Roesch, fire prevention officer for the Division of Forestry, recapped the Caribou Hills blaze and stressed the importance of being prepared...


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