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Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Division of Forestry sent one hundred Alaska firefighters to Utah on Wednesday, to help extinguish a massive wildfire that has spread to more than 8,000 acres since Sunday. The Shingle Fire is burning in southern Utah and is ten percent...
Saturday the search for a missing runner -- from Wednesday's "Mount Marathon" Race in Seward -- entered its fourth day. At web publication time, there was still no sign of 66-year-old Michael LeMaitre of Anchorage. Back on the 4th of July, LeMaitre...
Channel 2 NewsA Ninilchik fire Friday afternoon fully engulfed a two-story home and a nearby motorhome, according to Alaska State Troopers. AST spokesperson Megan Peters says Ninilchik firefighters and other area fire departments responded to the blaze on Oil Well...
Channel 2 NewsA Campbell Creek brush fire drew at least 15 Anchorage Fire Department units to South Anchorage Tuesday afternoon, as well as aircraft and reinforcements from the Alaska Division of Forestry. AFD spokesperson Al Tamagni Jr. says crews were called to 6480...
Channel 2 NewsTypically, an Alaska fire season begins around April 1st and continues through Aug. 31 depending on weather conditions. If the season is particularly dry, they can extend into September. Officials from the Alaska Division of Forestry say until recently,...
Channel 2 NewsIn Southeast Alaska, there's a controversy brewing. A controversy between loggers and fisherman. Last year, the salmon catch in Southeastern Alaska was the highest in the state, exceeding even salmon-rich Bristol Bay. Something in excess of 15-billion...
Channel 2 NewsA Big Lake cabin fire that spread to nearby grass Monday afternoon drew a response from several local and state agencies including volunteer firefighters, the Alaska Division of Forestry and Alaska State Troopers. Mat-Su Borough spokesperson Patty...
Channel 2 NewsWicked weather this week in Seward has neighbors there cleaning up windstorm damage, while at the same time, keeping an eye on the Kenai River. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Emergency Management officials says wind gusts between 80-100 miles per hour blew...
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Channel 2 NewsAn advanced new Navy satellite is now in orbit, thanks to some careful planning and clear weather. A rocket took off this morning and for those of us on the ground it was quite a show. Project managers say it could not have gone better. “Clear...
Armed with gardening gloves and shovels, over 100 volunteers attended the first ever Anchorage Weed Smackdown event held today at Valley of the Moon park. The event was organized by Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department, U.S. Fish...
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KTUU.comAlaska’s congressional delegation introduced legislation Wednesday to repeal application of the U.S. Forest Service’s “roadless rule” to the state. The rule, dating back to the Clinton administration, bans most road construction or...
Channel 2 NewsThe state Division of Forestry and the Anchorage Fire Department have been clearing out trees in Chugach State Park to help reduce the threat of wildfires in the Stuckagain Heights and Prospect Heights areas. Removing live and dead spruce trees in the...
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