Fire

A map shows the location of the Loon Lake Fire. (Photo from AK Fire Info).

Flight restriction issued over Loon Lake Fire, now 15% contained

The fire was first reported on Saturday evening.

 

Haze from the Sockeye Fire near Willow obscures the sun as it sets over Cook Inlet on Monday night as seen from Diamond Ridge. By Wednesday morning, the Sockeye Fire had burned 7,500 acres. On the central Kenai Peninsula, firefighters are working to contain the 2,000-acre Card Street fire.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Red flag warning lifted for peninsula

Updated 10:40 a.m. June 18 to add that campfires are now prohibited. Lessening winds and higher humidity caused the National Weather Service to lift a… Continue reading

 

The time and temperature sign reads 44 degrees on Feb. 18 at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on the Sterling Highway. The average temperature for that day is 31 degrees.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Warm winter effects mixed

Warm thaws are common during coastal winters, but the season was unusual not only for record warmth but also for its persistence and being the… Continue reading

 

Small wildfire contained in Nikolaevsk

Fire crews in about an hour contained a 1-acre wildfire that started Wednesday in a yard close to a home in the village of Nikolaevsk,… Continue reading

Funny River Fire’s growth minimal

The Alaska Division of Forestry reported that as of noon Tuesday, the Funny River Fire’s growth remains minimal with smoldering in areas along the Kenai… Continue reading

Firefighters attack a fire at Alan Parks’ house on Diamond Ridge early last Thursday morning.-Photo by Sandra Cronland

Early morning blaze June 5 destroys home

A fund has been set up for a Homer fisherman and photographer who lost his home and belongings in a house fire on Diamond Ridge.… Continue reading

Firefighters attack a fire at Alan Parks’ house on Diamond Ridge early last Thursday morning.-Photo by Sandra Cronland
Plants thrive after wildfire

Plants thrive after wildfire

The massive wildfire that recently engulfed a good chunk of the Kenai Peninsula landscape may look like a bleak, uninviting place for some time, but… Continue reading

Plants thrive after wildfire
Kachemak Emergency Services firefighters fight a fire at the home of Alan Parks on Nearly Level Avenue off Rucksack Drive near Diamond Ridge Road. The house was a total loss.-Photo by Sandy Cronland

Firefighters respond to house fire, wildfire

Local firefighters fought a Diamond Ridge house fire and a McNeil Canyon area wildfire on Thursday. In an early morning fire, Kachemak Emergency Service firefighters… Continue reading

Kachemak Emergency Services firefighters fight a fire at the home of Alan Parks on Nearly Level Avenue off Rucksack Drive near Diamond Ridge Road. The house was a total loss.-Photo by Sandy Cronland

Firefighters save three cabins in Caribou Lake fire

The first large wildfire of the season almost burned down three cabins near Caribou Lake last Friday. Eight Alaska Division of Forestry, three Kachemak Emergency… Continue reading

Frank H. Muller

Frank H. Muller

Frank Henry Muller, 62, died Dec. 14, 2013. “He left this earthly world in peace and finally, pain free,” his family said. He wished to… Continue reading

Frank H. Muller
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