FAIRBANKS - Fire managers said the break in the weather has helped them battle the 77 wildfires burning across Alaska, and allowed them to ease an open-burning ban imposed across much of the state.
Last week's Interior rains slowed a run of fires that accompanied a string of warm, dry weather in late July and the first days of August. The forecast for Fairbanks calls for a few scattered clouds in the coming days with temperatures in the 60s.
The open-burning ban had targeted all cooking and signaling fires. It was lifted Sunday.