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Wildfire Closes Parks Highway Near Nenana
Nearly 30 miles of an Alaska highway was closed Wednesday night by a wildfire.
FAIRBANKS - Nearly 30 miles of an Alaska highway was closed Wednesday night by a wildfire.
The Parks Highway between Fairbanks and Nenana was closed Wednesday night north of Nenana.
Alaska Division of Forestry spokesman Jim Schwarber says the closure went into effect after a wildfire broke a containment line and moved toward the highway.
The Alaska Department of Transportation website says the road is impassible because of poor visibility from smoke.