Big wildfire in Alaska


Fortunately, no injures were reported and no  buildings have been damaged The Funny River Fire threatens about 150 cabins, vacation homes and year-round residences in three communities. On the scene are working two Alaska Air National Guard helicopters and five other helicopters,  helping the firefighters. About 450 firefighters are assigned to the fire.Firefighters have been flown in from Oregon, Montana and Canada to help Alaskan crews. The state does not usually see such large fires this early in the season but this year seems to be different. High winds and extremely dry conditions allowed the flames to grow. The wildfire in Alaska is bigger than the entire city of Seattle. Some rain predicted by Tuesday could help. The Kenai National Moose Range attracts visitors from around the world.


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