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Officials received the call about the blaze at 2:30pm reporting the 10 acre fire that is west of Skinny Dicks Halfway Inn.
Wildfire near Skinny Dicks Inn
This year marks the 100th year of Flight in Alaska.
Fairbanks Fire officials say the man apparently had been pulling his children in a raft when the incident occurred.
BREAKING NEWS: Authorities are investigating an apparent drowning that happened Sunday afternoon in a gravel pit in the South Lathrop Area. According to CPT. Greg Taylor of the Fairbanks Fire Department the unidentified male had been pulling a raft with his children aboard when the bottom apparently dropped out to the floor of the gravel pit. The man was unable to swim.
Darryl Lewis is on scene and we will have more as information becomes available.
Troopers confirm the body is that of a male subject.
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Bear sightings had closed area to hikers.
No injuries reported, but one man arrested on outstanding warrant.