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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.