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Tyonek fire burns 3 structures had consumed, officials reported on Wednesday. The fire destroyed a cabin and two outbuildings, fire spokesman Pete Buist said. It had not reached the Beluga power station, which burns natural gas and provides power to Anchorage."It's...
Shanta Creek fire still growing: Fire managers to meet with Funny River folks

...which was ignited by lightning June 29, grew by about 1,000 acres Sunday afternoon to 13,118 acres, according to Pete Buist, fire information officer. The fire area is experiencing a moist layer of fog in the morning, which picks up in the...
Shanta Creek fire slows

...347 personnel are still assigned to the blaze, which has been mapped at 13,151 acres. "We're downsizing," said Pete Buist, a fire information officer with the state Division of Forestry, of the number of personnel working the fire. Buist...
Lightning strikes cause spot fires in Interior

...warning was in effect until 10 p.m. Firefighters put out small fires from at least two dry lightning strikes, said Pete Buist of the Division of Forestry. If the clouds did not produce more rain, he predicted, firefighters in the Fairbanks...
Prescribed burn goes beyond lines near Kenai Lake

...was mapped at 69,813 acres Monday night. More than 300 firefighters continued to work on the Fish Creek Fire, said Pete Buist of the state forestry division. Among them were three who had a rough landing when the helicopter carrying them made...
Wind-fed Livengood fire forces closure of the Elliott Highway

...called to the house fire near Fairbanks. The situation was made worse by the explosion of several propane tanks, said Pete Buist of the Alaska Division of Forestry. The explosions caused dozens of spot fires in the mostly black spruce near the home...
State says no protection for orphaned wolf and do something,'' he said. That idea got a cool reception from former Alaska Trappers Association President Pete Buist of Fairbanks. ''That is just a political statement,'' he said. ''It has no basis in reality.'' If the young...
Alaskan wildfires, which had grown to about 73,300 acres. ''We're doing the best we can under the circumstances,'' said Pete Buist of the state forestry division. The Survey Line fire on Fort Wainwright had grown to at least 104,000 acres Wednesday...


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