Lightning sparks dozens of new wildfires across Alaska

Thousands of lightning strikes over the weekend, especially in northern Alaska, have given wildfire crews more than three dozen new fires to contain and track, including at least three near Huslia.

According to Sunday posts on the Alaska Wildland Fire Information blog, maintained by the federal Bureau of Land Management’s Alaska Fire Service, about 18,000 new lightning strikes were reported across the state from Friday through Sunday evening. By 10 p.m. Sunday, there were an estimated 37 new fires reported throughout the state.

10,292 lightning strikes were recorded across Alaska in a 12 hour period between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on June 26, 2016, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Centre.

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