Gilahina Fire UPD: Rising temperatures prompt warning

by Tony Gorman

The weather in the Copper River Basin is starting to heat up again.  The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center issued a Red Flag Warning, Tuesday, for the region after several days of cool, wet weather slowed the Gilahina wildfire at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.  Temperatures rose to 60 degrees and a humidity drop to 31 percent prompted the decision.  Despite the change in temperatures, the fire continues to show little activity.

The Whiskeytown Wildfire Module is monitoring the lightning-caused blaze that has burned over 1,200 acres of Wrangell-St. Elias since last Monday.

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