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Alaska has nation's most expensive wildfire this year

Sep. 20, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The nation's most expensive wildfire this year is one that has been burning for months on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The Swan Lake Fire has so far cost about $46 million to fight, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. That price tag puts it ahead of the...

Pastafarian pastor leads prayer at Alaska government meeting

Sep. 18, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A pastor wearing a colander on his head offered the opening prayer on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to open a local government meeting in Alaska, the latest blessing from a nontraditional church since a court ruling. Barrett Fletcher, the Pastafarian pastor,...

Alaska wildfire delays deliveries to peninsula businesses

Aug. 30, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A large wildfire burning on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is preventing delivery trucks from reaching grocery stores and other businesses on time, a report said. Delays and closures on both sides of the Sterling Highway have caused some deliveries to be stalled for almost 24 hours, The...

51 homes, 3 businesses lost in Alaska wildfire

Aug. 23, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire burning north of Anchorage, Alaska, has destroyed 51 homes and three businesses, officials said Friday. Another 84 buildings between the communities of Willow and Talkeetna, about 70 miles north of the state's largest city, also have been destroyed, fire information...