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Hundreds of people, sled dogs evacuated to escape Alaska wildfire

General July 8, 2013

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE (Reuters) – About 600 people and numerous sled dogs were evacuated as a massive wildfire threatened homes in communities northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska, state and federal fire management officials said on Monday. The Stuart Creek 2 fire, whipped by strong winds, expanded about 25 percent over the weekend to more than 100 square miles (259 sq km) as of Monday morning, according to InciWeb, the inter-agency fire information website run by the U.S. Forest Service. …

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