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By Patricia Liles
Mining News Editor 

Fort Knox evacuated

Fire crews close Steese Highway, evacuation order forces mine and mill staff to shut down; work now back to normal production


Last updated 7/11/2004 at Noon

In the final hot and dry days of June, the Boundary wild lands fire was burning its way across rolling hills in Alaska's Interior three to five miles from the Fort Knox gold mine, although workers couldn't see its proximity due to smoke shrouding the area.

Weather conditions changed on July 4, with shifting winds and cooling temperatures causing the fire to shift directions. That gave Fort Kno...

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