05/24/15 - 9:12pm
ANCHORAGE — A rapid and aggressive response to the start of Alaska wildfire season has keep burned acreage to a minimum despite persistent hot and dry weather that has keep underbrush from turning green in much of the state.
Through Sunday, Alaska Interagency Coordination Center reported 159 fires in 2015, but they had burned fewer than seven square miles.
“We’ve been pretty aggressive with our initial attack efforts,” said spokesman Tim Mowry in Fairbanks. “When a fire has broken out, we’ve gotten right on top of it.”