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Avery Lill

The N&N market drew bargain hunters today as it reopened its doors temporarily for a fire sale.

Vacant house burns down in Levelock

Jul 8, 2015
Niels Martin

An unoccupied one-bedroom bungalow caught fire just before 6 p.m. Tuesday; cause is unknown. 

A vacant one-bedroom house in Levelock burned down Tuesday night. 

Niels Martin was on the scene around 6:30 p.m.

"I had just gotten off work and I was at my house, and some people ran up and said there's a house on fire down here."

Martin said the fire truck arrived and sprayed water on the surrounding brush so the fire would not spread. Volunteers also cut down a few trees in the area.

A grass fire burned several acres and destroyed at least two structures Wednesday at mile three on Dillingham's Wood River Road.

Fire and Life Safety Office Offers Fireworks Tips

Jul 1, 2014

As Independence Day approaches, Alaska’s Fire and Life Safety Department has tips on fireworks safety.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Spike in Smoking Fire Fatalities

Jun 3, 2014

So far eight people have died in fires throughout Alaska in 2014.  In May alone, four people died in fires caused by smoking and alcohol use. The Alaska Division of Fire and Life Safety issued a press release last week that urges Alaskans to be careful when drinking and smoking.

According to the United States Fire Administration, smokers are more likely to drink alcohol than non-smokers and careless smoking is the number one cause of residential fires.

One of the state’s largest fires continues to threaten the interior community of Lime Village, aproaching as close as a half mile on Thursday. The raging wildfire  jumped across established fire lines Thursday to burn 80 acres near the village. Francis Mitchell is a Public Information officer with the division of Forestry.

"A local storm came in, from the northeast with some wind and a little squall.  It caused a break near the village.  Air tanker retardant drops and smokejumpers went in late Thursday and were able to catch the break," said Mitchell.

Kristi Bulock

Due to a late green up and unseasonably warm temperatures, Southwest Alaska’s fire risk stands at very high to extreme.  State fire officials report 21 wildfires already this year in the southwest portion of the state. Tom Dean is the acting Fire Management Officer for Southwest AK for Division of Forestry.