by Channel 2 News staff
Thursday, June 10, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Weather continues to help calm wildfires burning in Southwest Alaska.
There are currently 91 active wildfires statewide. Thunderstorms Wednesday caused 4,800 lightning strikes across the state, which will likely result in holdover fires popping up over the next four or five days.
For the remainder of the fire season, the northern Interior is expected to be warmer and drier than normal.
Fire managers warn it's still early in the season and fuels can dry out quickly. They want people to be careful when lighting fires outside.