AFD helps homeowners pay to remove trees that pose wildfire risk
As part of the Firewise Home Assessment Program, Anchorage residents can apply to have firefighters visit their property. While there, fire officials will identify trees that may be more prone to ignition and recommend removal or pruning.
Alaska Railroad modifies weekend schedules, cancels State Fair Trains
Fire and ice both continue to threaten the Alaska Railroad Corporation's infrastructure and are forcing officials to modify schedules. State Fair Trains scheduled to go between Anchorage and Palmer on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25 have been canceled.
Red Cross consolidating overnight shelter services for McKinley Fire evacuees at 4 p.m. Friday
The Red Cross of Alaska is transferring all overnight shelter services for those displaced by the McKinley Fire to the emergency shelter at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla as of 4 p.m. Friday.
Advisories issued for unhealthy air quality and poor visibility
As wildfires grow across Southcentral, smoke continues to spread across the region. Anchorage saw it's worst air quality since June 28th when the smoke forced the air quality index into the very unhealthy level in the early afternoon. The air quality has