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Fires in Interior Alaska

Burn Scars Near Confluence of Yukon and Tanana Rivers, Alaska
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Burn Scars Near Confluence of Yukon and Tanana Rivers, Alaska

Rainy weather moderated fire activity in interior Alaska, and when the clouds cleared on August 9, 2009, several large burn scars were visible.

Atmosphere Land Fires

Fires in Interior Alaska
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Fires in Interior Alaska

Dozens of large fires burned across interior Alaska on August 3, 2009, generating a pall of thick smoke that spread over thousands of square miles.

Atmosphere Land Fires

Hundreds of Thousands of Acres Burning in Interior Alaska
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Hundreds of Thousands of Acres Burning in Interior Alaska

Hundreds of thousands of acres were burning in the Tanana and Yukon River basins in interior Alaska on August 2, 2009.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Fires

Fires in Alaska’s Yukon Flats Wildlife Refuge
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Fires in Alaska’s Yukon Flats Wildlife Refuge

Large fires in eastern Alaska’s Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge were billowing out thick plumes of yellowish smoke on July 30, 2009.

Atmosphere Land Life Fires

Fires in Interior Alaska
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Fires in Interior Alaska

Several lightning-triggered fires were burning near the Tanana River, southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska, on July 7, 2009.

Image of the Day Heat Land Fires