Tag Archives: Alaska

Firefighters Defend AK Resort from Advancing Wildfire

Alaska wildfire

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire was about 100 yards (91 meters) from a vacation destination in interior Alaska on Tuesday morning, but fire officials expressed confidence Chena Hot Springs Resort would be spared. “They’re pretty confident that they’re going ...

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Alaska Smokejumpers First Jump of the 2021 Fire Season

Smokejumpers head out to the Pilot Point Fire     BLM Alaska Alaska Smokejumpers loading up for the first fire jump of the 2021 Alaska fire season was caught on video on May 24, 2021. The 12 BLM Alaska Fire ...

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U.S. Wildland Firefighting Force Urged to Get Vaccinated

Camps to operate with multiple precautions to reduce coronavirus infections     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With a potentially ferocious wildfire season threatening to ignite across the western U.S., a push is on to persuade ...

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Brush Fire in Alaska Destroys Structures

Fire is believed to have started from an earlier fire not fully extinguished     GLENNALLEN, Alaska (AP) — A brush fire near downtown Glennallen has destroyed two uninhabited structures, but no homes were being threatened, state fire officials said ...

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Alaska Interagency COVID-19, PPE Training

Hygiene and PPE donning and doffing     Alaska DNR DOF – This video produced by the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Medic Program explains what COVID-19 is, its signs and symptoms, how it spreads, how to prevent the spread and ...

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Four Injured in Alaska Division of Forestry Plane Crash

Plane was transporting firefighters to Soldotna     Alaska Division of Forestry All four Division of Forestry employees that were injured in the crash have been medevaced to Anchorage with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Three of the individuals were ...

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Alaska Suspends Burn Permits During Virus

Alaskans must do everything possible to prevent wildland fires     JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Division of Forestry plans to suspend all burn permits in anticipation of the effects of the coronavirus on firefighting personnel and responses. The ...

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As Forests Burn, Drinking Water is at Risk

Post-fire runoff can introduce pollutants   Boats are pulled ashore as smoke and wildfires rage behind Lake Conjola, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Thousands of tourists fled Australia’s wildfire-ravaged ea

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Alaska Has Nation’s Most Expensive Wildfire This Year

At least $46M spent on Swan Lake Fire     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The nation’s most expensive wildfire this year is one that has been burning for months on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The Swan Lake Fire has so far ...

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New Wildfire Technology Installed to Assist Alaska Fire Department

System will detect persistent growing heat sources     ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thermo-sensing cameras were installed in Alaska to help the fire department locate, analyze and monitor wildfires, officials said. The security-like thermography camera is meant to help the ...

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