State officials hold press conference to discuss wildfires as reinforcements land in the background

State officials hold press conference to discuss wildfires as reinforcements land in the background

August 21, 2019
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Alaska DNR Commissioner Corri Feige and Alaska Division of Forestry Director John “Chris” Maisch held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the active wildfires ravaging Southcentral Alaska and recent developments against the fires.

“It’s been an extremely active fire year,” Feige said.

There’s been a total of 666 fires across Alaska this year, according to Feige. She said that as of Tuesday, the total number of acres burned went past the 2.5 million mark.

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