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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...
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...
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...

...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...
'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...
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...
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...


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