Alaska fire season cranks up

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Bitter Creek Fire
Bitter Creek Fire
Bitter Creek Fire, June 2, 2013 Alaska Division of Forestry photo

Alaska has about half a dozen large fires that have been active within the last week. The largest is the Doestock Creek Fire which has burned over 18,000 acres of mostly grass 30 miles southeast of Aniak. There was precipitation on the fire Sunday.

The Bitter Creek fire is threatening residences 34 miles southeast of Tok. The fire is torching and spotting, at least before it also received some precipitation Sunday.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.