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  • Alaska Firefighters Shave Heads for Foundation Fundraiser

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    Posted: March 10th, 2006

    On March 17, the IAFF 4303 will take part in a fundraiser with a difference. The day is not only St Patrick's Day, but more importantly, Alex Cesar will celebrate his 7th birthday. The nephew of the IAFF's Captain Ed Quinto, Alex has recently been allowed to return home to his family after being diagnosed with AML Leukemia in April 2005. In...


  • Alaska Fire Grows, Smoke Drifts

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    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

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    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.