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Willow fire prompts evacuation of homes, strong response

...the evacuation of about 10 homes near Willow.The fire was called in at 1:15 p.m. and reported at two acres, said Tim Mowry, spokesman for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, by phone from Fairbanks. By 3 p.m. the fire covered 80...
Fast response, wary public keeping Alaska wildfires down

...burned fewer than seven square miles."We've been pretty aggressive with our initial attack efforts," said spokesman Tim Mowry in Fairbanks. "When a fire has broken out, we've gotten right on top of it."Most fires occur in summer, when...
Alaska wildfire responders keeping an eye on dry conditions

...and burn bans because of the high danger of fire. "We still have a lot of dead, dry grass that could burn," said Tim Mowry, information officer at the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center in Fairbanks. A meteorologist described the conditions...
Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...try to explain why and predict what's next. "Fire seasons seem to be starting earlier and lasting longer," said Tim Mowry, a state Division of Forestry spokesman.A common factor associated with the increase - which doesn't bode well for...
Forecast has crews battling wildfires on high alert

...throughout southcentral Alaska kept authorities on high alert."It's going to be another red-flag warning day," said Tim Mowry of the Alaska Division of Forestry and a spokesman for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center.Willow is an unincorporated...
[Update] Rehabilitation to start on Card Street fire

...said Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Tim Mowry. After being pushed across Skilak Lake Loop Road by a...said Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Tim Mowry. He said no updated acreage for the fire has been made...
Fire spreads in Sterling

...not yet been identified for either fire. At least six structures in Sterling were consumed by the Card Street blaze. Tim Mowry, public information officer for the Alaska Division of Forestry, said a total of six structures have been burned. He...
Weekend rains bring relief for wildfire crews

...only 42 are staffed.There currently are 2,791 firefighters battling Alaska wildfires, fire information spokesman Tim Mowry said. Of those, only 738 are based in Alaska, with the remaining firefighters from outside the state. A North Dakota...
Card Street fire moves east into Skilak area

...are now 256 crew members actively fighting the Card Street fire, said Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Tim Mowry, including hotshot crews that arrived Wednesday from Montana and Idaho. There are five Type 1 hotshot crews and three...
Willow wildfire quickly grows, forces evacuations

...declaration for the affected area.Fire information spokesman Tim Mowry said 210 residents signed in at evacuation centers in...behind, it has a lot of fuel and it's grown," said Tim Mowry, spokesman for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center...


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