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Fairbanks, AK – The Dawson Thirty-One fire was just a half mile from the Yukon river on the Canadian side by Friday. The Deer Creek Fire is just eight miles from town to the East. As residents scramble to prepare their homes for the worst, some voice frustration that tour companies continue to operate as if it's business as usual. Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock has this story:

Fairbanks, AK – THE FOLLOWING REPORT IS DRAWN FROM THE ALASKA INTERAGENCY FIRE INFORMATION CENTER:

Firefighters ask Alaska residents honor current evacuation zones. Evacuations remain in effect at Boundary Fire. Everyone can help by honoring the area closure.

Fairbanks, AK – A change in the weather is beginning to ease the wildfire situation in the Interior. As KUAC's Dan Bross reports, fire managers say lesser winds, cooler temperatures and higher humidity will enable them to be more aggressive in pushing back the wildfires threatening Fairbanks and other parts of the Interior.

Fairbanks, Ak – THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION GATHERED FROM THE ALASKA INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER.

Structure Protection Still Critical

Around Alaska, Boundary and Wolf Creek fires remain the most immediate threat to homes. Elsewhere yesterday, structure protection preparations continue but were not tested by fire. Boundary and Wolf Creek moved only short distances yesterday.

Fairbanks, AK – Multiple agencies are working together to cope with the Boundary Fire's affects on the Fairbanks area. From local officials to federal agencies, the collaborative effort is coming from all corners. Governor Murkowski has contributed by getting satellite technology that will help map the fire. But as KUAC's Libby Casey reports, clear communication can be just as important as technology.

Fairbanks, AK – Red Flag Warnings have been cancelled for the interior. The National Weather Service is predicting a change in the winds for today. Meteorologists hope the shift in wind, cooler temperatures and higher humidity will help stem the progress of fires blazing around Interior Alaska. The Weather Service is also looking for some rain by early next week.

Fairbanks, AK – A massive wildlfire continues to bear down on the interior Alaska city of Fairbanks. As Dan Bross reports from member station KUAC, winds and low humidity are hampering efforts to stop the flames.

Fox, AK – As fires roll toward Fairbanks, people living in their paths are trying to figure out what they should do to prepare. KUAC's Nathanael Johnson spoke with some of these people at the Fox General Store.

Fairbanks, AK – KUAC's Libby Casey reports fire crews and residents wait out a tense night to see if the weather helps or fans blazes around Fairbanks.

Fairbanks, AK – Top Stories for Thursday, July 1st.

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