Thieves hit Alaska fire crews’ base second time

For the second time in three years, thieves broke into the facility of crews working for the Alaska Division of Forestry near Wasilla. In 2009, the Pioneer Hot Shots and the Glacier Gannette crew returned from two-week fire assignments to discover that their base had been ransacked. Most of the 25 personal vehicles belonging to the firefighters had been broken into and damaged.

This time there was not as much damage, but state equipment was taken, as well as personal items belonging to the crews and two crew members’ Toyota pickup trucks.

More information is at the Anchorage Daily News.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

2 thoughts on “Thieves hit Alaska fire crews’ base second time”

  1. In the past, the Alaka State Troopers said Wasilla was the Meth Capital of Alaska….

  2. Lowest of the Low. Hope they have a problem when their house is buring down and their mothers are unable to bark loud enough to get help..


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