Interior Fires Continue to Grow - KTVA

Interior Fires Continue to Grow - KTVA

There are 3 comments on the KTVA Anchorage story from Aug 4, 2009, titled Interior Fires Continue to Grow - KTVA. In it, KTVA Anchorage reports that:

So far this summer, nearly 500 Alaska wildfires have burned about 2 1/2 million acres throughout our state with a cost of more than sixteen million dollars.

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Anchorage, AK

#1 Aug 4, 2009
Bill McDonald

Fairbanks, AK

#2 Aug 4, 2009
The BLM policy that allows fires to burn unabated until structures are threatened is certainly a cost saver but it would seem that if such fires are within a one hundred mile radius of Fairbanks that a more aggressive effort to snuff the fires early would be a lot more healthy for the folks here as well as save money for the fire fighters who must go into crisis mode to fight the larger fires. But that would mean less money for those folks in a slow economy right?? I was in a Cessna 180 and was the second to report the fire near Clear creek butte and watched from my home as it expanded over the next two weeks. At the time I saw it, one or two fire retardant drops would have extinguished the fire. Where is the logic in current policy around our town??

Edgewood, MD

#3 Aug 7, 2009
these fires are making life so difficult. im trying to get home and i cant even do that because there are no flights coming in and out of fairbanks. so lame

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