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    Wow that map is unuseable so many boxes and triangles, too much. Hunting season this year will be like going to Indian Valley Meats, smoked meat ready to pick. Poor critters losing habitat.

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    In three to five years the moose habitat will be incredible!

    Hope folks listen up and stay safe out there. At some point these fires are going to converge. Eek!
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    I do not know about the moose, but with legal mary jane, and now the new burns for mushroom growing the hippies are going to be in heaven.

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    I did not get the smoke forecasts running this year so far, but here is another (several times daily) updated Alaska fire map presentation:
    http://smoke.arsc.edu/current_fires.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    Here's a great clip of an MD-80 fire tanker and what appears to be a marker plane in the lead? https://www.facebook.com/TheAlaskaLi...type=2&theater
    Very interesting. It sure shows how little that I know about firefighting. It appears that all of the retardant is dispersed before getting to the ground leaving me to wonder how it can possibly do any fire prevention when a large blaze comes roaring through. It must be effective or "they" would not be spending all of that money just for flying toys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mghallen View Post
    Wow that map is unuseable so many boxes and triangles, too much. Hunting season this year will be like going to Indian Valley Meats, smoked meat ready to pick. Poor critters losing habitat.
    With the speed of these fires I'd think the habitat is losing critters, too. I don't know how wildlife managers estimate fire mortality for game animals but there must be a fairly significant loss of population associated with this fire season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    With the speed of these fires I'd think the habitat is losing critters, too. I don't know how wildlife managers estimate fire mortality for game animals but there must be a fairly significant loss of population associated with this fire season.

    No argument from here, the numbers will be roughed up a bunch I bet.

    Nature is good at repair, so after five or so years when all of that area is lush, we should see a great rebound in numbers. The other part is usually the burns are so terrible to travel through for a normal person that animals in there are safe from hunters. I tried to traverse through a 20 year old burn on my snowmachine last winter... that was a mistake! Animals in there were laughing at me.

    Not many upsides to our state being on fire. Sometimes you have to look to find a positive.
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    Interesting map in today's (6/25/15) "Alaska Dispatch":

    http://www.adn.com/article/20150625/...skas-wildfires

    Smokey here in Dillingham this morning. It's been very dry in SW Alaska all month, but looks like we might get a little rain in the next couple days.

    Check out some of the cameras at airports:

    http://avcams.faa.gov

    Togiak and King Salmon look pretty interesting this morning.

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    another fire starting today....(not the one by Talkeetna either..)

    you can see the wild fire on the Knik weather cam at http://avcams.faa.gov NorthEast camera... wind is blowing towords chugiak & eagle river, smoke is starting to stack against the mountains some, you can smell it here...

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    It's hard to miss while flying. The density of the smoke over the fire is surprising. The wind is blowing pretty good in the Yenta Valley. It must not be as windy at the fire. I hope not for the fire fighter's sake.

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    http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/DEV...419978093.html

    Trial for those accused of starting Sockeye Fire gets underway

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    No. 1 Son and several acquaintances (all in the fire service) are lined up to testify.
    Back In Alaska

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa12drvr View Post
    No. 1 Son and several acquaintances (all in the fire service) are lined up to testify.
    seen him a couple times on KTUU tonight on a different fire story..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post
    seen him a couple times on KTUU tonight on a different fire story..
    He's a publicity hog!
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