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3:31 am
Mon May 26, 2014

5/26/14 KNBA News - Residents are evacuated as Funny River wildfire grows to 156,000 acres

Residents of the Funny River and Skilak communities were evacuated Sunday, while others were put on alert to be ready to evacuate if needed as high winds and dry conditions drive the Funny River wildfire. Two helicopters and four water-scooping air tankers, and 589 firefighters are fighting the fire. Along with dozens of individual volunteers and the Red Cross, businesses are helping evacuees. Federal, state, and local agencies are also responding.

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Local News
7:21 am
Fri May 23, 2014

5/23/14 KNBA News - Southcentral Alaska wildfires continue to grow

It's less smoky than yesterday but smoke from two Southcentral Alaska wildfires is expected to return when the wind shifts over the weekend.  Water-scooping aircraft is being deployed today to protect Kasilof from the Funny River fire on the Kenai Peninsula, which has grown to 63,000 acres, and is 3.5 miles from a Kasilof subdivision. On the west side of Cook Inlet, the Tyonek fire has grown to 1,800 acres. Firefighters have completed dozer lines removing potential fuel sources around the Beluga power plant, which supplies electricity to half of Anchorage.

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Local News
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.

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Local News
7:21 am
Wed May 21, 2014

5/21/14 KNBA News - Firefighters work overnight to fight fires near Tyonek, Soldotna

About a hundred residents of Tyonek, on the west side of Cook Inlet, were evacuated yesterday. Now shifting winds have the fire headed toward the village of Beluga, about ten miles from Tyonek. The wildfire near Soldotna, which started on the Funny River on the Kenai Peninsula, has burned across 31 square miles, or 20,000 acres.

Certain kinds of ammunition are in short supply in Northwest Alaska.

The federal archives in Anchorage is closing next month. Records will be sent to Seattle and digitized.

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Local News
7:21 am
Wed May 21, 2014

5/21/14 KNBA News - Firefighters work overnight to fight fires near Tyonek, Soldotna

About a hundred residents of Tyonek, on the west side of Cook Inlet, were evacuated yesterday. Now shifting winds have the fire headed toward the village of Beluga, about ten miles from Tyonek. The wildfire near Soldotna, which started on the Funny River on the Kenai Peninsula, has burned across 31 square miles, or 20,000 acres.

Certain kinds of ammunition are in short supply in Northwest Alaska.

The federal archives in Anchorage is closing next month. Records will be sent to Seattle and digitized.

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