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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...
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

...winds 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...
'Defensible space' helps shield homes from wildfire

...and the Division of Forestry. There is no charge for any public fire safety information. Additionally, Forestry fire prevention officers and community fire personnel are available to give FireWise presentations to any interested group. To set...
Common sense key to safe burning

Each spring, Kenai Peninsula residents go out into their yards and gather up the long winter's rubbish. Many turn to burning to dispose of the dead leaves, grass and branches.
5 weekend fires keep responders busy

...with accumulated dead grasses, will continue through the next two months, said Sharon Roesch, Division of Forestry fire prevention officer. "We expect the fire risk to persist well into the rainy season," she said. "It just depends on if...
Small wildfire stamped out

...risk 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...
Hot topic: Extinguish that burn pile

...higher humidity and some showers may keep a burn ban at bay -- for now, according to Alaska Division of Forestry Fire Prevention Officer Sharon Roesch. Slash piles are popular this time of year because people are eager to get on with building...


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