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Wildland Firefighting: AK Volunteer Firefighters Extinguish Wildland Fire

Volunteer firefighters extinguished a wildland fire that lasted for three days on Hesketh Island in Kachemak Bay, Seldovia, Alaska. Firefighters from the Seldovia (AK) Volunteer Fire Department partnered with volunteer firefighters from other communities to control a fire that began when a citizen's sauna ignited, according to a report from The Homer News (http://bit.ly/122VFtj). Gusting winds quickly spread the fire to nearby brush--only the wet soil from recent rainfall gave firefighters an advantage. The homeowner Nancy Klein and her neighbors were removed from the fire-prone Alaskan community, which is home to only three families during the dry summer months. At its peak, the fire cam...

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