One of the biggest challenges facing firefighters across Alaska in the 2019 fire season was smoke. The thick smoke that blanketed much of Alaska made firefighting efforts difficult. Much of firefighting is conducted from the air. Tankers and helicopters drop water and retardant on fires. Fire crews use aircraft to map the blazes, and supplies are dropped in from the air.
– PUB DATE: 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Webcenter11 Fairbanks
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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