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#270120 - 05/26/14 01:33 PM Alaska fire evacuation
AKSAR Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
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Loc: Alaska
Residents evacuated amid tense day battling raging Funny River fire
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"Living there, you have in the back of your mind it's one way in and one way out -- and it's surrounded by forest," he added. "It's still not a good feeling when you're deciding what you can take, what you can't take, and what you may leave."

We've had an unusually warm & dry spring in Alaska. Fire danger is very high. Some days we've had a lot of smoke in Anchorage from this fire down on the Kenai, and another one across Cook Inlet from the city.
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#270121 - 05/26/14 03:41 PM Re: Alaska fire evacuation [Re: AKSAR]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
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Loc: southern Cal
Some of us live in earthquake country, some in tornado alley, etc. but nearly all of us are exposed to the hazards of fire, either wild or urban.

Stay safe, AKSAR. We'll keep a candle burning in the window for you.....
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#270126 - 05/27/14 01:19 PM Re: Alaska fire evacuation [Re: hikermor]
JerryFountain Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 418
Loc: St. Petersburg, Florida
Originally Posted By: hikermor
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Stay safe, AKSAR. We'll keep a candle burning in the window for you.....


In an earthquake resistant lantern of course!!!

Stay safe.

Jerry

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#270151 - 05/29/14 04:36 AM Re: Alaska fire evacuation [Re: AKSAR]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
A couple days of light rain and a change in the wind direction have cleared the smoke out of town here. Not sure what the rain has done for the fire line yet.

The smoke wasn't so bad. I've seen worse in eastern Washington when the stubble fields get torched. When the Wenatchee forest fire went, it was ugly. Dry oak groves can burn hot enough to vitrify the soil.

I haven't heard of any reports of casualties from this fire yet.
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