Wildfires Burning Thousands of Acres in 8 States
Posted by feww on June 21, 2015
Massive blazes burning from Alaska to Florida
Dozens of fires are burning tens of thousands of acres (hectares) across eight U.S. States—Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Montana, Minnesota, New Mexico and Washington .
Federal Authorities have already declared Fire Management Assistance Declaration for at least three of the most destructive fires:
- Arizona Kearney River Fire (FM-5086)
- Alaska Card Street Fire (FM-5085)
- Alaska Sockeye Fire (FM-5084)
The fires have destroyed scores of buildings and forced thousands of evacuations across the affected areas.
Some 60 wildfires of all sizes are currently raging across Alaska.
Red Flag Warnings and/or Excessive Heat Warnings are currently in effect in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada.
Alaska Gov. Walker declared a state disaster last week in response to widespread damages caused by the Sockeye Fire wildfire in Willow and the surrounding region.
- Disaster Declared for Sockeye Fire Area, Alaska June 17, 2015