Alaska News

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Fairbanks Fire Department has released statistics for the month of October

The department responded to 499 calls for service in October. A majority of the calls were medical related. The department extinguished 12 structure fires and 3 vehicle fires. According to a press release, winter conditions also caused multiple vehicle accidents and Fairbanks Fire responded to 10 vehicle accidents with injuries. Teal Soden, a spokeswoman for the Fairbanks Fire Department says the numbers are not out of the ordinary.
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State Board of Forestry plans December 3 teleconference meeting

The public is invited to participate in a Board of Forestry teleconference meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. to discuss statewide forestry issues. Topics on the board’s agenda for the Dec. 3 meeting include: • Forestry and forest practices budgets for fiscal year 2020, which began July 1, 2019 • Education campaign on new wildland fire prevention laws, and a Board of Forestry update about wildland fire issues • Coastal forest management issues, including reports on Tongass Roadless Rule litigation, the Mental Health Trust land exchange, timber sales under the state-federal Good Neighbor Agreement, and salvage harvest potential of beetle-killed spruce in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough • Statewide forest management issues, including reports on Division of Forestry timber sales and Forest Resources and Practices Act implementation and effectiveness monitoring, and progress on the Alaska State Forest Action Plan.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ambulance, Pickup Involved in Head-on Crash on Richardson Highway between Delta Junction and Fairbanks

One person was hurt after a head-on crash between an ambulance and a pickup truck in a remote area of Alaska this weekend, according to a report. It happened Saturday morning on the Richardson Highway between Delta Junction and Fairbanks when the pickup truck tried to overtake a tractor-trailer, according to the Delta Wind. The owner of Delta Medical Transport told the website both the ambulance and pickup tried to avoid each other but were unable to. Both were wrecked in the crash. No one in the ambulance was hurt. The pickup driver was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The patient in the ambulance was taken to the hospital in another rig.

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