A small blaze ignited on Nome’s 3rd Avenue and Steadman Street Wednesday evening—damaging the gear room and warm-up shack next to the city’s ice skating rink.
One of almost 300 wildfires in Alaska, the Nulato Fire has grown to 1,200 acres and is being battled by local firefighters with aid outside crews.
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Firefighters responded to the blaze around 10:45 Tuesday morning. It was not extinguished until shortly before 1 p.m., and as of Tuesday power remains off throughout Emmonak.
In Kivalina, Interior Secretary Jewell Hears “Real Stories” from Community Living with Climate Change
Jewell was in Kivalina Monday to hear what residents say are their concerns as erosion linked to climate change and rising sea levels threatens their way of life—and the very island the community is built upon.
After last week’s fire, Kivalina residents are collating donations and setting up temporary shop in the community’s warehouse.
Ten charges were handed down against 34-year-old Kandie Allen on Nov. 24, including felony arson and assault charges.
A fire destroyed Kivalina’s only store early this Friday morning, leaving the northwest Alaska village of 400 without all the food and supplies that were stored there.
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Police officials aren’t yet classifying the human cause of the fire, but a few families have been moved into new permanent residences.