Soggy weather helping some Interior wildfires

Posted: Monday, July 05, 2010

FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Fire Service says wet weather has tamed wildfires in the southern and eastern parts of the state's Interior, but that the northern and western parts of the region continue to experience warmer and drier conditions.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that lighting strikes continue to ignite fires in the northern and western parts of the Interior.

As of Thursday, there were still 500 firefighters working on wildfires in Alaska - most at 11,000-acre and 8,900-acre fires northwest of Fairbanks.

Fire officials expect more thunderstorms to come to the region Saturday.

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