Wildfires still going in Fairbanks (photo)

Usually fire season doesn’t run so late in the Interior of Alaska.  Though this year was relatively smoke free, this fire on south of Fairbanks has been allowed to burn because it is not in close vicinity to homes.

Here is the story from our local paper.

Dry Creek Fire grows with boost from winds
by Staff Report
Sep 19, 2012 | 3720 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Wade Albright took this photo about 6:45 Monday morning where the Dry Creek Fire across the river to the south of Fairbanks suddenly erupted for about an hour or so.
Wade Albright took this photo about 6:45 Monday morning where the Dry Creek Fire across the river to the south of Fairbanks suddenly erupted for about an hour or so.

FAIRBANKS — Only about 5 percent of the Dry Creek Fire is active, but a surveillance flight Tuesday confirmed the fire has grown because of recent wind. The fire is now at 47,154 acres, up from the 40,529 acres recorded in the last surveillance flight, said Alaska Fire Service spokesman Mel Slater.

The fire is in military land south of Fairbanks across the Tanana River.

More wind is expected today, which may bring more smoke to Fairbanks.

Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Dry Creek Fire grows with boost from winds

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