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.
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.
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