Wildfires plague agriculture in Alaska

It has been a busy wildfire season across the U.S., plaguing agriculture and rural America. We want to turn our attention to the last frontier for an update.

This video shows the Anchorage Fire Department working to put out a blaze. So far, 35 large fires have burned more than a million acres in Alaska. That is more than what a normal fire season would usually have.

The state has received very little rain this month which has made southern Alaska’s wilderness fuel for these fires. It has created a heavy burden on producers. Potatoes, hay, dairy, and livestock are the main agricultural production in the area.


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