Sabine Poux/KDLL

One person is dead after a car fire in Kenai, according to the Kenai Police Department.

Police and fire personnel responded to a vehicle fire at Beaver Creek Park on the Kenai Spur Highway around 12:30 Friday afternoon, said a press release from the police department. The release said the car was “fully engulfed” in flames before fire personnel extinguished the blaze. Officials found an unidentified individual inside the vehicle, who they said was dead.

Mitch Michaud

You might see smoke coming from parts of the Chugach National Forest this week and next.

But it’s no cause for alarm. The Forest Service said it’s burning slash piles in Cooper Landing and Moose Pass, partly in an effort to mitigate the local spruce bark beetle problem.

Sabine Poux/KDLL

Niksiki’s third fire station came online today.

The station, on the corner of Holt-Lamplight Road and Escape Route Road, will bring emergency services closer to a large chunk of Nikiski residents.

Alaska Division of Forestry

Firefighters responded to a small grass fire in the Kasilof area yesterday along K-Beach Road. According to the Alaska interaction Coordination Center, a caller reported that a bald eagle struck a power line and caused a spark to fall and ignite the grass in the ditch below.

Alaska Division of Forestry / Alaska Division of Forestry

The Alaska Division of Forestry put out a small wildfire that started on Penny Lane between Soldotna and Sterling on Thursday night.

The fire started in a mobile home on Penny Lane, on the Soldotna side of Longmere Lake around 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Central Emergency Services responded, and the Alaska Division of Forestry got involved when the fire spread from the mobile home to the wildlands nearby. The fire began spreading toward nearby homes and buildings, including a 500-gallon fuel tank.

Fire crews getting handle on Peninsula burns

Jun 7, 2019
Patrick Quiner/Alaska Division of Forestry


Fire crews are getting a handle on a number of wildland fires across the Kenai Peninsula. Lightning strikes are the cause for all but one of the seven fires currently burning.