Mason Clark, left, and Bridger Clark, right, practice their art skills at the Frontier Community Services booth during KidFest at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna, Alaska on Aug. 10, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Mason Clark, left, and Bridger Clark, right, practice their art skills at the Frontier Community Services booth during KidFest at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna, Alaska on Aug. 10, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

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This photo of the Caribou Lake fire was taken about 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, northeast of Homer, Alaska, about two hours after Ian Pitzman texted a message reporting the fire to his wife, Stephanie Pitzman, via an inReach satellite communication device. (Photo by Ian Pitzman)
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Caribou Lake Fire continues to grow slowly

The updated Swan Lake Fire Map for Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)
Progress made on fires, Diamond Ridge evacuation notice lifted

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Peninsula experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions

The peninsula has received little to no rain this August.

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                                A helicopter flies over the North Fork fire as it burns near the south end of the North Fork Road on Sunday evening, Aug. 18, 2019, near Homer, Alaska, as seen from Diamond Ridge Road.
Caribou Lake Fire outside Homer continues to threaten

Swan Lake Fire team will take over fire administration

Residents attend a community meeting to discuss the Swan Lake Fire in Sterling, on Thursday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Fire officials address community concerns

The latest infrared mapping puts the fire at 142,542 acres.

This map shows the Swan Lake Fire on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska as of Aug. 22, 2019. (Photo courtesy Great Basin Incident Management Team 1)
Swan Lake Fire shows little growth on Thursday

The latest infrared mapping puts the fire at 142,542 acres.

Wildfires cancel prep sports, Lost Lake Run

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