July 22, 2009

Liar Liar...Alaska on Fire

Smoke looms over the Tanana River.

This year marks one of the worst wildfire years for Alaska in the past 50 years. Over 1 million acres have burned in the state. The state's largest fire, over 200,000 acres, is burning just 50 miles south of Fairbanks. This pales in comparison to 2004 in which over 5 million acres burned across the state, but it lands in the top 15 worst burn years in the past 50 years. And it's not even August yet.

July 21, 6:30 pm
Fire burns south of Fairbanks

July 22, 7:00pm
Winds shift and Fairbanks disappears.

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