Crooked Creek lacks a fire department and running water to its homes and businesses. But a visiting construction company happened to have a water truck on hand.
A fire destroyed Tuluksak’s only source of clean water on Saturday, and a plane from Bethel can’t get in with an emergency water delivery.
A 19-mile stretch of the Parks Highway was closed some 80 miles north of Anchorage, as authorities called for the evacuation of a subdivision that only has one road in and out.
A 5-acre fire destroyed one home in Haines and spread to State Forest land Monday night. The U.S. Forest Service is now assisting the local volunteer fire department.
Moderate drought conditions and above-average temperatures continue in Juneau. That has led to dry conditions and an increase in fire department calls over the past few days.
The occupants of the home a little more than half a mile north of the Douglas Bridge were away when the fire started.
Their insurance adjuster noted that homeowner Ernestine Hayes’ clan, the Kaagwaantaan, are known as the Burnt House People.
A fire in a bathroom at Thunder Mountain High School is being investigated as arson.
Derick Almena leased and managed the warehouse known as “Ghost Ship,” which burned down over the weekend, killing at least 36 people. He gave an agonized, frequently tense interview on the Today show.
A devastating fire on Friday killed at least 36 people at an artists’ collective in Oakland, Calif. Firefighters have temporarily halted recovery efforts after they noticed a wall was leaning.