Lightning Causing New Wildfires

Posted by lwpetersen | June 2, 2011 | Fairbanks

The smoke was really bad yesterday. I hoped that it would drive off the mosquitoes a bit, but it didn’t. The closest one to us is the Hastings fire, about 15 miles from where we live. When the winds shifted to the south it started filling up the town. Locals tell us that the smoke wasn’t too bad compared to how bad it can get. Yikes! This morning on the radio I heard that the Hastings fire is up to 5400 acres. The Newsminer reported last that it has about 334 firefighters working on it including firefighters from Washington, Oregon, California, and probably other states too. Thanks!

Lightning Causing New Wildfires

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