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Fairbanks West Community Meeting to Address Fire Risk In Bear’s Den and Olnes West Subdivisions


(Fairbanks, AK) —A public meeting hosted by the Division of Forestry and the Fairbanks North Star Borough has been scheduled to discuss the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and the planned 300 acres treated fuel breaks near the Bear’s Den and Olnes West subdivisions. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 5th at 6:00 P.M. at the Steese Fire Department Station 2, 585 Old Steele Creek Road.

The CWPP is a major step toward preparing the community for threat from a wildfire. The focus of the meeting will be the Fairbanks West “fuel breaks”, which are located near Bears Den and Olnes West subdivisions.

A program known as Firewise is also available to individual homeowner to prepare themselves for wildland fire.  For information on this program contact Jim Smith at 451-2668.

For more information about the meeting, community risk assessment and mitigation, or individual home evaluations, contact Robert Schmoll at 451-2636 or Ed Sanford at 451-2634.

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