|Anchorage, this morning|
The one to the north is at 7,600 acres so far, and as of last night some 1,700 homes were threatened. A few have already burned to the ground.
|The Mat-Su Borough / Parks Highway, last night|
The fire to the south, on the Kenai Peninsula, is about one-tenth that size. But things are so dry here, due to the past winter's lack of snow, that everything goes up like a torch as soon as a spark appears.
Meanwhile, two-thirds of Alaska is under a red flag warning, with fire danger "high" to "extreme", and a burn ban in place.
Cough, cough ... and with temps of 83 in Anchorage (and 88 in the Mat-Su) yesterday - and no rain in sight, it might not get better for awhile.