The burn season

Flames from the 2016 Funny River Wildfire in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion)

With extreme heat and dry conditions, wildfires are burning across the state. Many communities have been plagued by weeks of poor air quality due to wildfire smoke. What’s the outlook for the rest of the summer and what should we all do to help reduce the risk of causing a fire or losing property to one? We’ll discuss wildfire season on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Beth Ipsen, Public Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Fire Service
  • John See, Anchorage Fire Department Forester
  • Tim Mowry, Information Officer, Alaska State Fire Operations


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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