Officials say evacuations unlikely as Aghaluk Mountain Fire burns near Sleetmute and Red Devil

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The Aghaluk Mountain Fire is burning near the upper Kuskokwim River, about 10 miles Southwest of Sleetmute and 12.5 miles from Red Devil. It’s grown to roughly 95,000 acres, creating smoky skies over the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages. Alaska Division of Forestry Spokesman Brentwood Reid said that eight smokejumpers and a 22-member hotshot crew headed to…

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