Tok and Copper River Valley seeing smoke from Funny River Fire

May 25, 2014 1:00 p.m.

(Fairbanks, AK) – Residents in the Copper River Valley can expect to see considerable drift smoke from the Funny River Fire at Soldotna as long as winds aloft move the smoke north. Smoke from that fire has also moved through Mentasta Pass and is present in the Tok area.

The burn suspension has been lifted for the Copper River Valley.

Information about current smoke conditions is available from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation: http://dec.alaska.gov/air/smoke.htm

Answers to questions regarding the statewide fire situation and conditions may be directed to: (907)356-5511 or visit http://akfireinfo.com

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