DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

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A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit south of Chignik last week, prompting tsunami warnings in communities across coastal Alaska. 

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The Ounalashka Corporation (OC) announced Thursday that all burns are banned on their property without prior consent.  

This decision follows two large brush fires that broke out on their land in the past two weeks. 

CEO Chris Salts said they don't want to ban fires outright, but want Unalaskans to get permission ahead of time so the corporation can monitor burning and try to prevent brush fires. 

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Officials at Unalaska's fire department are continuing to monitor Mt. Ballyhoo, where a large fire broke out Wednesday evening.

Patrick Shipp, fire chief at the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, said the department was notified around 5 p.m. about a fire that was likely started by a loose ember from a pallet fire near Dutch Harbor's Spit.

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Officials at Unalaska's fire department are monitoring a large fire that started Wednesday evening on Mt. Ballyhoo near Dutch Harbor's Spit.

This is the second large brush fire in Unalaska in the past two weeks. 

Patrick Shipp, fire chief at the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, said they were notified around 5 p.m. about a fire on the side of Mt. Ballyhoo.

 

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Unalaska's fire department ruled Friday's large brush fire past Morris Cove an accident. 

The fire was started around 4:30 p.m. on Split Top Mountain by two kayakers. According to Patrick Shipp, fire chief at the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, they were kayaking in the area when the wind picked up and they went to shore. 

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