Fire

Photo by Pat Samson.

Photo by Pat Samson.

Bethel Fire Crews responded to a tundra fire around 8 p.m. Thursday. Fred Watson, the Acting Fire Chief says the grass fire was burning beyond a half-mile northeast of the dump and measured about 75 yards by 50 yards.
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Fire Destroys Bethel Church

by Daysha Eaton on September 15, 2014

Firefighters battle a blaze early Monday morning. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Firefighters battle a blaze early Monday morning. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Bethel Fire Department officials say they’re investigating an early morning fire at a church in Bethel.

Acting Fire Chief Bill Howell says firefighters were called to the Pentecostal Church on Main Street and Fourth Avenue at approximately 6:17 am.

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Fire DangerFire Danger is back up in Southwest Alaska. Mike Roos, a Fire Management Officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry, Southwest Area says fire danger is high and fuels, especially tundra grasses, are drying out. Read more →

An Akiak couple lost all their possessions in a house fire, but they were flooded with donations after fellow villagers sent text messages asking for help.

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