Posted by lwpetersen | August 24, 2012
Smoke over Fairbanks

There's a new wildfire burning . . . Smoke rises from the Dry Creek Fire southeast of Fairbanks. This shot was taken from the Alaska Dog Mushers Association on August...

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Posted by lwpetersen | June 19, 2011
Murphy Dome: Wildflowers and Wildfires

Kate and I went for a walk on Murphy Dome yesterday. The temps in Fairbanks hit the mid-high 70's, but up in the hills it was a comfortable 64. The...

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Posted by lwpetersen | June 7, 2011
Hayes Creek residents urged to leave as Hastings Fire nears

This thing is getting crazy. We could see the smoke plume from college road yesterday afternoon. The Newsminer is reporting that it has burned more than 12,000 acres already and...

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Posted by lwpetersen | June 2, 2011
Lightning Causing New Wildfires

The smoke was really bad yesterday. I hoped that it would drive off the mosquitoes a bit, but it didn't. The closest one to us is the Hastings fire, about...

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Posted by lwpetersen | May 31, 2011
Hastings Fire

A new fire is burning a little further north and west of the Moose Mountain fire of last week right on the Chatanika River. Just like with the previous fire...

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Posted by lwpetersen | May 21, 2011
Fairbanks Wildfires

Since I sat down to start editing some pictures tonight about thirty waterbombers have flown directly over the house. Our home is on stilts and it rattles a bit when...

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Posted by lwpetersen | May 10, 2011
Wildfire Season

I still have trouble grasping the size of the state of Alaska. I think I saw one of the first wildfires of the season from our roost at UAF today...

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