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Gearing up for Alaskas wildfire season

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first_imgFunny River fire rages in the Kenai Keys area of the Kenai Peninsula May 25, 2014Fire season has already started. The mild winter and lack of snow in Southcentral Alaska has firefighters nervous about the tinder dry conditions in and around the state’s largest urban center. Interior Alaska is also an area of high fire danger this spring. Green up is early, but how much would new growth slow a big burn?Download AudioAlaska Wildland Fire InformationAlaska Interagency Coordination CenterHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Tim Mowry, fire information officer, Department of Natural ResourcesJohn See, forester, Anchorage Fire DepartmentBeth Ipsen, public information officer, BLM Alaska Fire ServiceStatewide callersParticipate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more