The firefighter injured by a bear while working on the Juneau Lake fire on Monday is in good health, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
He has been identified as Glacier District Ranger Tim Charnon.
JUNEAU - A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot.
Name: Trevor Kauffman
From: Soldotna, Alaska
Crew: Soldotna Forestry
Job: Wild Land Fire and Resource Technician
Days on the Card Street fire: 11 (as of Wednesday evening)
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Crews working on the Card Street fire moved into a new stage of firefighting over the weekend.
Public Information Officer Sarah Foster said the fire is still 40 percent contained and 8,876 acres in size.
One of our defining national traits is the belief that somehow, some way, we will emerge from our troubles and become a better country. The mantra "Yes we can" got Barack Obama elected, after all. He was a symbol of change.
Last November I wrote about a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, which would result in hiring four part-time pest scouts who would visit farms and ranches in Alaska to teach farmers how to scout their fields, pastures and animals for pests.