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Updated: State Forestry officials said this morning that the 100-Mile Creek Fire is now 50 percent contained.

State and federal fire officials say they think they’ve got a handle on the 100-Mile Creek fire, burning mainly on military training land west of Delta Junction. But the officials say they won’t know for certain until they see how their fire lines hold up after high winds blow through the area later today.


A massive, wind-whipped wildfire on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is still growing. As of last night, the Funny River Fire had grown to more than 182,000 acres. Officials report difficulty accessing the blaze.

Fire managers are hoping rains forecast today and tomorrow will help crews gain a handle on the fire.

Wildfire Brings Parks Highway Traffic to a Standstill

Jun 27, 2013

Fairbanks, AK - More than 500 acres of land are on fire roughly 20 miles west of Fairbanks along the George Parks Highway.  The Skinny’s Road Fire, as it’s known, jumped a containment line overnight Wednesday and prompted an overnight closure of the Parks Highway between mileposts 317 and 344.

A group has formed to fight against a proposition on next month’s Fairbanks municipal election ballot. Prop 3 would strip all North Star Borough authority to regulate heating appliances, like wood stoves, leaving air quality control up to the state and federal government. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.