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Cool, Wet Weather Eases Interior Fire Danger
Cool weather and intermittent rain is easing fire conditions in interior Alaska.
ANCHORAGE- Cool weather and intermittent rain is easing fire conditions in interior Alaska.
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center says fire engines patrolling the Richardson Highway for flames from the Mississippi Fire have been released.
The human-caused fire began May 30. As of Monday it had burned 118 square miles and last week sent smoke into Delta Junction about 100 miles south of Fairbanks.
Cooler weather is expected to continue over several days.
Firefighters have completed burnouts west of the Whitestone Farms community. Bulldozers Monday were assigned to improve a winter road as other firefighters broke down hoses laid down to protect structures.
The center says the temporary flight restriction has been lifted over the 136-square-mile Stuart Creek 2 fire on military training land 25 miles east of North Pole.
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