Wildfires – Alaska, USA

The Bureau of Land Management says since yesterday, 19 new fires have started west of the Yukon River in the Galena zone, an area of about 93 million acres.

These latest blazes raise the current number of active wildfires in Alaska to about 50.

Alaska Division of Forestry officials say they’re busy fighting or monitoring 15 fires. The fires, most of which were believed started by lightning, have burned 65 square miles.

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