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7:17 am
Thu May 22, 2014

5/22/14 KNBA News - Smoke from wildfires blankets Anchorage, triggering a health advisory

A health advisory is in effect for areas from Soldotna to Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna valley as some 200 firefighters work to contain a wildfire near Soldotna. Another 90 firefighters are working to contain the Tyonek wildfire that is headed toward Beluga, the site of the Chugach Electric powerplant at Beluga that supplies electricity to half of Anchorage.

Congressman Don Young, Alaska Republican, has proposed a measure that would set aside federal land in Northwest Alaska for an Arctic deep water port.

The Anchorage Assembly has voted unanimously to protect Eklutna, considered to be the oldest continually inhabited Athabascan village in the area.