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Environmental Public Health Program

  • This year’s Alaska fire season is moving toward a record for acres burned. This week’s heavy wildfire smoke in Fairbanks is forecast to persist through the weekend, as several large blazes including the 11,000-acre Minto Lakes fire north of town remain active due to hot, dry weather. That’s raised questions about where the smoke will be next, and how to handle the health risks.