This year’s wildfire season in Alaska is so far one of the mellowest on record. 79,000 acres have burned — the lowest total through the month of July for the last 10 years. The second-lowest was in 1998, when 120,000 acres burned. Division of Forestry spokeswoman Maggie Rogers says conditions just haven’t been conducive to burning this summer.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks