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By Patricia Liles
Mining News Editor 

Fires kick up throughout Alaska in August

Wildlands fires continue burning, limiting air travel in August; smoke problems drift across border to western Canad


Last updated 9/12/2004 at Noon

Late summer rains and cooler temperatures, usually the norm for Interior Alaska, did not materialize this year, allowing wildlands fires to continue burning and spreading throughout the region in August.

According to state and federal fire reports posted Sept. 3, a total of 6,378,692 acres of land in Alaska has burned during this summer's wildlands fires, reportedly the most ever in a single s...

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