Friday, July 5, 2013

Flame On: Fire Season in the Interior

Another mixed blessing what with the extended winter leading directly into record-breaking temperatures in the 90's. Now the bane of the Bush rears its head over another summer season and more than a million acres are burning away across Alaska. And no, it doesn't keep the mosquitoes down a damn bit.

Photos: Bruce Hayes/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Marwan Wartes/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Many friends recently and narrowly avoided evacuation from around this neck of the woods, and now they're facing it again but from a different fire coming from another direction. In conjunction with the Hotshot tragedy in AZ, here's a hat-tip to some real heroes.
Thanks to photographer friend Laurent Dick for repost permission of his stunning catch of this view of the Alaska Range:

Image: Wild Alaska Travel

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