Tag: wildfire

Lower Skilak Lake Campground, Boat Launch Reopens

The Funny River fire is holding steady at just over 192,831 acres and is considered 46 percent contained.

Tyonek Fire Grows To 1,800 Acres

Two Southcentral Alaska fires have grown in size since Wednesday afternoon, covering the Anchorage area in smoke Thursday morning. Download Audio

Massive Amount of Carbon Released by North Slope Wildfire

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An unusually large North Slope wildfire released a massive amount of carbon into the atmosphere.

Alaska News Nightly: August 2, 2011

Former Murkowski Aide May Face Jail Time for Fishing Violation, Congress May Leave FAA in Partial Shut-Down Mode, Cordova Times Will Be Purchased By Its Editor, Permanent Fund Dividend Will be Lower than Last Year, and more...

Lighting Strikes Ignite Over 30 Fires

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More than 4,300 lightning strikes in the northern half of Alaska caused a number of fires over the weekend.

Alaska News Nightly: July 11, 2011

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Shell Oil Permits Opposed by 19 Environmental Groups, Fuel Barge Runs Aground Near Dillingham, Substance Abuse Program for Pregnant Women Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Lighting Strikes Ignite Over 30 Fires, and more...

Firefighter Injured Working Hastings Wildfire

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A fire fighter working the Hastings wild fire was injured when a tree fell on him Thursday night. Incident Commander Tom Kurth says the man, from a Mt. Hood, Oregon-based crew, was working the 23,000 acre burn north of Fairbanks, when the large fire weakened tree came down.

Alaska News Nightly: June 17, 2011

Salazar Announces Acceleration of Lease Sale in NPR-A, Arctic Council Reports Record Temperatures Since 2005, Former Mayor of Sitka Ben Grussendorf Dies of Illness, Parnell Administration Optimistic About Gas Pipeline, and more...

Crews Focus on Containing Hastings Wildfire

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As the weather provides a break in wildfire activity, managers of the Hasting’s Fire response north of Fairbanks are taking the opportunity to make sure the 23,000 acre burn doesn’t flare back up when the weather dries out.

Alaska News Nightly: June 15, 2011

Resource Developers Concerned About National Ocean Council Initiatives, Gates Says Soldiers in Afghanistan Will Not Be Under-Funded, Investigation Looms as Park and Center Part Ways, Dion Convicted of Killing Bonnie Craig 17 Years Ago, and more...

Wildfire Calms Under Wet Weather

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The big wild fire north of Fairbanks has calmed down with recent showery, cool weather. The Hastings fire has been burning for two weeks, but its growth has slowed in recent days.

Alaska News Nightly: June 13, 2011

Redistricting Leads to Big Election Year in 2012, Talkeetna Woman Found, Hospitalized After Search Called Off, Vote Delayed on Bycatch Reduction Alternatives, Port Moller Test Fishery to Receive Boost, and more...

Frustrations Over Hastings Wildfire Rising

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Cooler, wetter weather has allowed crews battling the Hastings wildfire, north of Fairbanks, to make headway. Progress is reported on line construction on the over 24,000 acres.

Alaska News Nightly: June 10, 2011

Judge Calls for Deeper Look into Cruise Ship Wastewater Issue, Palin Emails Reveal Struggles with Sudden Public Attention, Alaskan Reaction to Palin Emails Apathetic, Frustrations Over Hastings Wildfire Rising, and more...

Alaska News Nightly: June 8, 2011

Scientists Says Ketchikan Facing 'Massive' PSP Event, Critics Label Redistricting Plan ‘Flawed’, Special Session Cost Alaska At Least $960,018, Hastings Fire Expected to Increase, and more...

Hastings Fire Expected to Increase

A large acreage increase is expected when the Hastings wildfire north of Fairbanks, is re-mapped. Fire Information officer Tacy Skinner says weather condition caused major activity overnight Tuesday. UPDATE: The Interagency Incident Management Team mapped the fire Wednesday night at 24,069 acres.

Officials Have Aggressive Plan to Combat Hastings Wildfire

Officials managing the response to the big wildfire north of Fairbanks have some aggressive action planned. The management team is trying to stop the 12 thousand acre Hastings Fire from moving any closer to subdivisions on it northeast side.

Alaska News Nightly: June 6, 2011

Fishery Safety Experts Unhappy with Program Cancellation, Update on Missing Talkeetna Woman, Teenage Girls Survive Drowning Accident on Tustumena Lake, Officials Investigate Marine Mammal Deaths Near Skagway, and more...

Fairbanks Wildfire Still Rages

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Forest fire teams continue to battle a wildfire 15 miles northwest of Fairbanks while bracing for additional blazes in the dry Alaska interior. The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center says the Hastings Fire has burned more than 5,800 acres between the Chatanika River and Washington Creek west of the Elliott Highway.

Alaska News Nightly: June 3, 2011

Fuel Prices to Rise in Bethel, Lawmakers Scramble as Coastal Management Program Begins Shutdown, Washington DC Turns Attention to Alaska’s Other Minerals, an Iditarod Veteran Missing in Talkeetna, and more...