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Poker Flat Research Range cancels tours for July

Public tours of Poker Flat Research Range are cancelled throughout the month
of July. Fire crews continue to work on hot spots located on the upper-range
and the surrounding area. For safety reasons, tours are suspended until
further notice.

Poker Flat Research Range sustained minor damages on June 30 when the
Boundary Fire swept through portions of the 5,132-acre site. A surveillance
RADAR facility and two Connex storage containers were lost during the blaze.

The Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks owns and
operates Poker Flat Research Range—the only non-federal, university-owned
range in the world. It is located 30 miles north of Fairbanks, off the
Steese Highway. 

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