Tanana Valley smoke advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2014 9:15 a.m.

(Fairbanks, AK) – Residents of Tanana Valley woke up to smoky skies Tuesday morning, May 27, 2014. According to the National Weather Service Fairbanks Forecast Office, smoke from the Funny River Fire on the Kenai Peninsula has come through the Alaska Range and settled in the valley. For the next few days, until the weather changes, people can expect to see considerable drift smoke from the Funny River Fire.

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://www.akfireinfo.com

CONTACT: Sam Harrel, Div. of Forestry Information Officer, (907)356-5511 or sam.harrel@alaska.com

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