• parade of the Nome fire department for the July 4th celebration Alaska 1901 hegg_707-jpeg

    Dangerous Fires in Alaska

    I recently scrolled through the Alaska Historical Society’s “This Month in Alaska History” (http://alaskahistoricalsociety.org/discover-alaska/this-month-in-alaska-history/) for ideas for this week’s blog post. I was struck by the number of structures that burned in December. Here’s a sample: December 4, 1932 –…