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By Dan Rudy 

Alaskan personnel sent to fight Lower 48 wildfires


As Alaska moves into its end-of-summer rain pattern, wildland fire activity across the state has moderated. But in the Lower 48, the fire season remains in full swing, with the National Preparedness Level moved to five, the highest

level of planning and organizing of resources, in reaction to increasing fire


In a media release, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (AFS) reported five Type-2 emergency firefighting crews departed last week from the base on Ladd Army Airfield at Fort Wainwright.

Coming from Chevak, Fort Yukon, St. Michael and Kaltag, they were sent to t...

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