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4 killed in Kenai fire

Kenai Police Chief Chuck Kopp and Central Emergency Services assistant fire chief Gordon Orth work Saturday at the scene of a fire that killed four in Kenai. Photo by M. Scott Moon A mother and her three children were killed...
2 separate wildfires ignited, contained

...started Tuesday on the Kenai Peninsula, but both were quickly contained. "The call came in at 6:26 p.m.," said Gordon Orth assistant fire chief at Central Emergency Services in Soldotna, in regard to a fire on Dow Island in the Kenai Keys...
Firefighters Procession honors service of the fallen

...firefighter Cameron Carter. It was Carter?s request to have a Fire Department funeral according to Assistant CES chief Gordon Orth, ?In the event of an emergency we have paper work on all our personnel where they express their wishes in the event...
On the map: Borough to update emergency dispatch system

...directions included streets that didn't exist. "It's on the plat, but it's not on the ground," Assistant Chief Gordon Orth said. Orth said that incidents like that false alarm occur once every couple months. He hopes that the borough's...
Small Sport Lake fire consumes ATVs

...machines were worth about $30,000 collectively. ?The poor guy was heartbroken,? commented CES Assistant Fire Chief Gordon Orth. CES firefighters responded as quickly as they could once they?d been alerted to the fire, Orth said. About...
Herb's new place?A community effort!

...reading of the poem Flanders Field. This spring the trailer where Herb had lived in Kasilof since 1991 burned down, Gordon Orth of Central Emergency Services (CES) was one of the first responders and said it wasn't until after they had knocked...
Fiery car-truck crash kills 1

...crash and what ended up being a 50-by-50-foot wildfire, according to Central Emergency Services Assistant Chief Gordon Orth. ?When we got there, we found a tandem tractor-trailer that had gone through the guard rail and down a 20-foot...
'A real bad deal': Dog survives being caught in trap

...success," Faulkner said. "It was rusted and didn't move easily." Faulkner used her cell phone to call a neighbor, Gordon Orth, in the hope of getting more muscle to save the dog's life. Back at Faulkner's, Morning had safely secured her...
Community pitches in to rebuild home lost to fire

...loss was estimated at $10,000, but he did not have the home insured. Central Emergency Services Assistant Chief Gordon Orth said he and other firefighters and community members started planning how they could help Stettler the day of the fire...
Search for man ongoing

...for the night. "(A life vest) is just that added protection," said Central Emergency Services Operations Chief Gordon Orth, who was covering the search in the forestry helicopter. "The biggest majority of people that end up missing go under...


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