Alaska Army National Guard

Emily Schwing / KUAC

Fairbanks, AK - Warm, dry and windy weather in the Fairbanks area over the weekend stoked the Stuart Creek 2 Wildfire burning east of Eielson Air Force Base.  Richard Hadley is a public information officer with an incident management team from California assigned to the fire. He says officials are waiting on infrared data gathered during an overnight to map the fire. “As of [Sunday] night, the fire had grown from 40,000 to 64,570 acres.  That number may go up as we get this better map data in,” says Hadley.

Army Space and Missile Defense Command

The commander of the Army National Guard unit that operates the missile-defense base at Fort Greely has been suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct in the unit – and accusations that the commander failed to address the problem. KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports.