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Climate Warming Suspected As Cause of Zombie Fire Increase

Chris Anderson
Alaska Division of Forestry

A recently published study examines the phenomenon of holdover or “Zombie Wildfires” in Alaska and Canada. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the fires which smolder underground through the winter and flare up the following spring, appear to be increasing, due to climate change.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.