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The burn season

Flames from the 2016 Funny River Wildfire in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion)

With extreme heat and dry conditions, wildfires are burning across the state. Many communities have been plagued by weeks of poor air quality due to wildfire smoke. What’s the outlook for the rest of the summer and what should we all do to help reduce the risk of causing a fire or losing property to one? We’ll discuss wildfire season on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • John See, Anchorage Fire Department Forester
  • Tim Mowry, Information Officer, Alaska State Fire Operations

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Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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