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Card Street repair on hold for safety hazards

...maintaining natural channels for water to prevent erosion and cleaning up the sites where firefighters camped.Fire Prevention Officer Dan Govoni said the Card Street fire's cause has not yet been identified, and that investigation is ongoing...
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...
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...
Target practice sparks small wildfire

...weeks, the potential for human-caused wild land fires remains high, said Sharon Roesch, Division of Forestry fire prevention officer. "The surface fuels were still dry enough, even with (40 percent) humidity and light winds," she said...
Time to be fire wise

...causes dryness, which increases the potential for a wildfire, said Sharon Roesch, Alaska Division of Forestry fire prevention officer. "We are having, I believe, a late start, but we are definitely in the dry grass season," she said...
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...
Rules still apply

...year-round are having a fire break and being in attendance until the fire is extinguished," said Sharon Roesch, fire prevention officer at the Forestry office in Soldotna, with regard to slash pile burning. Alaska law states that "a person who...
Outdoor Safety Measures

...low-resin, moist plants that grow close to the ground and will not accumulate dead leaves or twigs. Sharon Roesch, fire prevention officer at the state Division of Forestry, said a well-cared-for lawn is one of the best options around a building...
'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...
Common sense key to safe burning

...danger is the highest," said Len Malmquist, fire chief for Central Emergency Services. In fact, state forestry fire prevention officer Sharon Roesch said the time when most people would like to burn is the worst possible time to start a fire...


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