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Firefighters Contain Blaze Near Golovin

An aerial view of smoke rising from a fire near the village of Golovin, Alaska.

Firefighters arrived on the scene last Friday after reports of smoke from Golovin. They contained the 12-acre fire by Sunday, preventing any damage to property or life.

Wildfire Starts in Stebbins After Blaze Escapes Community Dump


Beth Ipsen, spokesperson for the BLM Alaska Fire Service, says the fire became their priority when already-burning debris in the dump went rogue around 9:30 Friday night. By Tuesday morning, she says, the six emergency firefighters from a Grayling crew had finished mopping up the fire that escaped the dump.

Wildfires Spread Through Alaska, One Within Miles of Anvik

A wildfire in rural Alaska

Deadman’s Slough is about three miles south of Anvik, where a fire, believed to be sparked by a lightning strike, has burnt through about 90 acres. At latest observation, winds were “blowing the fire away from the village, farther south,” says Beth Ipsen with the Alaska Fire Service.