Wildfire Season in Alaska

It’s wildfire season in Alaska and this year more than 50,000 acres have already burned. Is this the new normal? It’s been a hot and dry spring and climate conditions are changing. Even the tundra is burning. How will these changes impact wildfires and how we fight them?

Information specific to the Sockeye Fire or Card Street Fire may be dated after 11 a.m.

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HOST: Anne Hillman

GUESTS:

  • Tom Kurth, state fire program manager, Alaska Division of Forestry
  • Rick Thoman, climate scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Shaylon Cochran, reporter, KDLL – Kenai
  • Phillip Manning, reporter, KTNA – Talkeetna
  • Callers statewide

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  • Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcast

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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