Alaska wildfire management balancing against Lower 48 fires

Hundreds of firefighters are at work across interior Alaska, but with cooler, wetter weather expected, some response personnel are beginning to be sent south. Wildfire suppression in Alaska annually ratchets back on July 10th, after which, on average, our weather tends to be less conducive to fire. Alaska Fire Service Spokeswoman Lori Heupel says Interior blazes are still getting attention, but that Alaska agencies are balancing the response with the demands of major fires burning in western lower 48 states.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks (read by Lori Townsend, APRN)