Sunday, June 5, 2011
There are now seven fires so far this season in Alaska that exceed 10,000 acres, the latest being the Hastings fire, just north of Murphy Dome. The total acreage burned as of Sunday morning was 213,619 acres. This is still short of the 260,024 acres that had burned last year by May 31st, though that was extreme for so early in the season. Photo of the Hastings Fire burning above the Chatanika River, taken Friday June 03, from InciWeb.