Interesting reading from the Alaska Fire Service today:
"As of Wednesday, there had been 299 wildfires reported this season that had burn an estimated 173,743 acres, according to AICC statistics.
Based on historical data, the chances of reaching the 500,000 mark is
less than 20%, Strader said. In a typical fire season, Alaska burns
about 650,000 acres."
I'll attribute the relative lack of fire to the trend towards La Niña in the tropical Pacific. See here for my comments back in May.