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  • ttubravesrock

    I showed up at work this morning at MP 210 of the Parks Highway and there was a sign saying "PARKS HWY CLOSED AT MP 74."

    I thought that something big must have happened because the Parks Highway doesn't just close for any reason.

  • jcscher

    "It initially covered about two acres, but within 11 hours had ballooned to 6,500 acres, according to the forestry division reports"

    • ttubravesrock

      now it's up over 8500 acres

      • jcscher (edited 3 years ago)

        /u/ttubravesrock, thank you for adding that link. Stay safe!

      • drunkenninja

        They have their work cut out for them. That's a huge chunk of land.

        • ttubravesrock

          For a populated area (which this is) it's huge. However, Most of Alaska is unpopulated and this is a full order of magnitude smaller than most of our wildfires in the state. Luckily, I'm still 130 miles from the fire where I work at. There's a couple of big rivers and a mountain range between me and the fire.

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