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  1. Alaska wildfire has consumed 6,500 acres and is expected to growRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    A State Division of Forestry air tanker battles the Sockeye fire north of Kashwitna Lake on Sunday near Willow, Alaska. The wildfire north of Anchorage shut down a key highway and forced the evacuation of 1,700 homes after it mushroomed in size.

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  2. Parks Highway closure moves north as authorities anticipate shifting windsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... of the Sockeye Fire on Monday, June 15, 2015. Workers tend to power lines at Mile 73 of the Parks Highway north of Willow Creek during the Sockeye Fire that started near Kashwitna Lake on Monday, June 15, 2015. Greg Halfhill and his dog Max slept in ...

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  3. Where to find up-to-date information on the Sockeye FireRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    On Sunday, the Sockeye Fire exploded through the Willow area, torching more than 6,500 acres, and displacing more than 1,700 residents. Here's a collection of resources for those in the affected areas, travelers, and those wishing to aid in response efforts.

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  4. Fast-moving Sockeye Fire continues growing near WillowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Greg Halfhill and his dog Max slept in the car Sunday night at the Houston Middle School evacuation center for the Sockeye Fire near Willow, Alaska. Photographed on Monday morning, June 15, 2015, Halfhill was renting near Little Willow Creek and believes his place was burned.

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  5. Air quality worsens around Sockeye Fire near WillowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... out of the north that could bring in more smoke from the fire through Tuesday night. "The smoke appears to be in the Willow and Big Lake areas," DEC meteorologist Michael Gravier said. "We are monitoring this situation closely, and we will add ...

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  6. Weather Gang: Dry, windy weather spurs Alaska wildfire to explode in size overnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | The Washington Post

    ... 6,500 acres, or 10 square miles. The Associated Press reports that 1,700 homes have been evacuated around the city of Willow, Alaska, and that at one point an evacuation center needed to evacuate. Nearly 249,000 square miles of Alaska is under a red ...

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  7. Wildfire burns near Anchorage, forces evacuationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2015 | USA Today

    ... http://usat.ly/1JQAeH8 A State Division of Forestry air tanker works the Sockeye fire north of Kashwitna Lake near Willow, Alaska. The wildfire north of Anchorage shut down a key highway and forced the evacuation of 1,700 homes after it mushroomed ...

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  8. Dry, windy weather spurs Alaska wildfire to explode in size overnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | The Washington Post

    ... 6,500 acres, or 10 square miles. The Associated Press reports that 1,700 homes have been evacuated around the city of Willow, Alaska, and that at one point an evacuation center itself needed to evacuate. Nearly 249,000 square miles of Alaska is ...

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  9. Officials assessing damage in Willow-area from fast-moving Sockeye wildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Sockeye Fire burns near mile 77 of the Parks Highway as vehicles wait for an escort south on Monday morning, June 15, 2015, near Willow. Iditarod musher Jan Steves posted a photo on her Facebook page.

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  10. Alaska wildfire destroys dozens of homes, menaces highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Reuters

    Trees are consumed by flames as an out of control wildfire burns near Willow, Alaska, in this picture courtesy of Mat-Su Borough taken June 14, 2015. A structure is consumed by flames as an out of control wildfire burns near Willow, Alaska, in this picture courtesy of Mat-Su Borough taken June 14, 2015.

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  11. Officials assessing damage in Willow-area from fast-moving Sockeye FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... Onorati, evacuate from the Sockeye Fire with their 28 sled dogs Sunday evening. The couple stopped at the Tesoro in Willow before heading for a friend's home down the Parks Highway. A helicopter works on the Sockeye Fire as it burns through spruce ...

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  12. Dozens of structures around Willow so far lost to fast-moving wildland fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Sockeye Fire scorching a destructive path through Willow and areas south had destroyed as many as 45 structures by Monday morning, about half of them primary homes, according to an update posted by the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center . An ever-expanding 15-mile evacuation corridor runs along the Parks Highway from north of Willow down to the Nancy Lakes area, with some 1,700 residential structures inside its perimeter, according to an update posted early Monday by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Alaska Division of Forestry, which administers the state's firefighting forces.

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  13. Sockeye Fire Continues to Spread North of WillowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | KIMO

    A fire quickly spread from two acres to over 4,000 acres Sunday afternoon north of Willow, closing parts of the Parks Highway. The Alaska Division of Forestry says the Sockeye Fire began around 1:15 PM on West Sockeye Avenue near the 77th mile of the Parks Highway.

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  14. Willow mushers help couple who lost 13 dogs in fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Willow mushing community is rallying around Dianne Maythorne and Nick Kimlinger, the couple who lost their home and 13 dogs in a fire Monday. A fast-moving fire that started as Kimlinger slept inside destroyed the couple's two-story log home on North Blackie Loop, near Nancy Lake State Recreation Area.

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  15. Borough Assembly Shoots Down Mayora s VetoesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | APRN

    ... that's one of my main objectio The shooting range funding was the only veto that stood. Vetoes against funding for Willow Fire Service Area, Houston's Fire Hall and Big Lake's Community Center failed. "This wide open window, which was just a niche a ...

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  16. Mat-Su Borough assembly overrides all but one of mayor's budget vetoesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... fire hall; $25,000 for the Big Lake Lion's community center; $100,000 associated with new fire station for the Willow Fire Department; and the money for the Sex Assault Response Team and youth court grants. DeVilbiss in his veto statement criticized ...

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  17. Mat-Su assembly passes budget under tax cap, but mayoral veto loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska's fastest growing region, has eight new emergency medical responders and a bump in school funding -- all without taking property taxes to a revenue cap. The borough assembly Wednesday night approved a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 after holding several public hearings in Palmer, Wasilla and Willow.

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  18. Senior center in Houston suddenly shuts doorsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A facility that served as a hub for seniors in the Alaska community of Houston since the late 1980s suddenly shut its doors this week without notifying state officials as required. Mid-Valley Senior Center also provided home meal delivery services to dozens of seniors in the spread-out but growing community scattered along the Parks Highway between Wasilla and Willow.

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  19. Off the grid in AlaskaRead the original story

    May 2, 2015 | The Messenger

    So how do you get a load of plywood from the trailhead next to the Alaskan Railroad tracks to a remote cabin located down several miles of trail in chest-high snow in brutally cold temperatures? You call Paul Hemann, of near Willow, Alaska, and his son, Jeff Hemann, of near Trappers Creek, Alaska, who will bring a team of dogs and a sled or two, and haul the lumber for you. The Hemanns, who are Fort Dodge natives, will be featured on upcoming episodes of the National Geographic Channel's show "Dead End Express."

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  20. Willow woman injured in Parks Highway rolloverRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Three passengers, including two children, were taken to the hospital after the SUV they were riding in was destroyed in a rollover accident on the Parks Highway in Willow, Alaska State Troopers said. Troopers said the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by 26-year-old Willow resident Samantha R. Herndon, was traveling north on the Parks Highway at about mile 75, when it crossed the center line, skidded, left the road and rolled over several times.

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