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Could the 2015 Alaska fire season top the record year of 2004?

While the amount of acreage burned in Alaska during June of 2015 shattered the previous acreage record set in June of 2004 by more than 700,000 acres, it remains to be seen if this summer’s wildfire season will keep pace with or challenge the summer of 2004 in terms of total acreage burned. The 2004 […]

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A comparison of 2015 to 2004

  This satellite image shows the wildfire situation east of Fairbanks on June 29, 2004.  That year is generally considered to be the worst Alaska fire season on record.  During June 2004 alone, a total of 216 fires and 1,153,257.9 acres burned.  By the end of 2004, Alaska’s total acres-burned reached 6,590,140 acres.  It was a […]

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Early Forecast for 2015 Alaska Fire Season

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center’s Predictive Services desk has released its early forecast for the 2015 Alaska fire season. The gist of it is that snowpack around the state is 40-50% below normal, there is potential for a very warm spring and the low snowfall could lead to an early start to the fire season. […]

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