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  • Alaska Fire Grows, Smoke Drifts

    News
    Posted: July 17th, 2005

    Fire crews are aiming to keep the fire from spreading beyond the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.


  • Fire Near Fort Yukon, Alaska Doubles to 59,000 Acres

    News
    Posted: June 20th, 2005

    Strong wind more than doubled the size of a forest fire outside Fort Yukon but the blaze remained north of the Porcupine River.ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Strong wind more than doubled the size of a forest fire outside Fort Yukon but the blaze remained north of the Porcupine River, keeping the community out of immediate danger. Fire officials said the Sheenjek River Fire fanned by winds to 30 mph grew from 23,500 acres early Saturday to 59,000 acres by Saturday night.