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Peninsula better at preventing wildfires, but more can be done

...orange spread like wildfire across a map of the Kenai Peninsula with several blackened areas scattered throughout. Sharon Roesch pointed to the largest black swath just below Tustumena Lake signifying the 55,648-acre Caribou Hills blaze. The...

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If you build it ....

...education coordinator, Mike Boyle and Steve Schoessler, instructors, are recognized by Alaska Division of Forestry's Sharon Roesch for directing 13 students in a construction academy project to build a 20-by-20 building for forestry last summer...

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State forestry division urges wildfire precautions

...temperatures, Alaska's Division of Forestry is asking Kenai Peninsula residents to start taking wildfire precautions. Sharon Roesch, from the division, said fires have already burned in the Matanuska-Susitna and Fairbanks areas. "It doesn't...

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'Defensible space' helps shield homes from wildfire

...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 break out, homes nestled in the woods would be all but unsalvageable. To...

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Wildfire smoke drifts north, blankets central peninsula

...wind direction blew the smoke up from the Glacier Creek fire burning at the east end of Tustumena Lake, according to Sharon Roesch of the Division of Forestry. The smoke has been pushed as far north as Anchorage, she said. The wildfire is burning...

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Cabin builder faces charges for fire

...possible jail time. "From my first contact with him (and his wife) they were extremely distraught and upset," said Sharon Roesch, fire prevention officer for Forestry. "They tried to fight (the fire) when the first shower of sparks went out...

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Small wildfire stamped out

...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 northeast pulled it under...

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Around the Peninsula

...will load and haul slash from your property for free. There are specific guidelines for piling the material; contact Sharon Roesch at 907-260-4260. It's well known that wildland fire can spread across property lines. So to prepare for future...

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Fire crews battle Funny River blaze

...The Ashley Avenue Fire 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...

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'Tis the season -- for wildfires: Division of Forestry, Borough to hold fire preparedness class

...Alaska Division of Forestry are teaming up to help people prepare for the worst. "Education is the goal," said Sharon Roesch, a fire prevention officer with Forestry, in regard to the preparedness meeting that will take place from 6 to 9...

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