Jul 1, 2015

Alaska Wildfires Map Puts the 1.8 Million Acres Burned This Year in Perspective

Alaska
USA
by
Avianne Tan
,
ABC News
Map of all the current wildfires in Alaska as of July 1, 2015. Image: Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Map of all the current wildfires in Alaska as of July 1, 2015. Image: Alaska Department of Natural Resources

The number of Alaska's active wildfires was literally off the charts in late June, according to a map released by the state's Division of Forestry...

over 700 fires burned by July 2015, the most in the state's history...

that number is only expected to get bigger as the state is experiencing higher temperatures, lower humidity and more lightning storms than usual as a result of global climate change