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Arctic Wildfire

Uploaded by: katy99780

Friday June 21, 2013

Coldfoot, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I'm not sure the name of this lightning-caused fire, there are so many burning in interior and northern Alaska. North of the Arctic Circle, along the Dalton Highway, near Coldfoot.

317 wildfires this year and counting, 85 actively burning. 380,000 acres. Many if not most of the wildfires in interior Alaska and not staffed, due to remote location and not a threat to people.

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25. katy99780
6:59 PM GMT on June 27, 2013
Thanks Susan and Linda!
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24. Luckystar
6:35 PM GMT on June 27, 2013
So sorry about the fires. Amazing there is such beauty even in these bad things. Great capture, Katy! 10!

Congrats on an outstanding AC and VIP!!
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23. Vogelzang
2:38 AM GMT on June 26, 2013
It's sadly beautiful!
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22. katy99780
1:52 AM GMT on June 26, 2013
Thanks so much Diti, Julia and Jim.

Yes Jim I hope you are spared. I am amazed at all the 'fuels' that are building up in Montana, it's really scary.
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21. montanajim
12:24 AM GMT on June 26, 2013
Nice pic Katy, Just hope I don't see a heavy fire sason this year here in Montana!! We've been lucky the past couple of years with minimal fires!
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20. Doesiedoats
7:13 PM GMT on June 25, 2013
Yup, it's that time of year again.

Excellent shot, Katy.

Congratulations on your VIP & AC.
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19. line
12:31 PM GMT on June 25, 2013
very impressive!!
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18. katy99780
2:48 AM GMT on June 25, 2013
Thanks Ivan and skwirlwind.
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17. skwirlwind
12:52 AM GMT on June 25, 2013
Thanks for informing us with what is happening in Alaska. I hope everyone is safe.
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16. kippic
12:49 AM GMT on June 25, 2013
Wow, very impressive photo. Too bad about all those fires.
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15. katy99780
12:03 AM GMT on June 25, 2013
Thanks Lori and Wilma.

Wilma, wildfires have been known to 'create' their own weather, in extreme cases. They can make horrific winds where none existed otherwise, (called a 'firestorm'); conditions such as those are extremely unpredictable and deadly for firefighters. Firestorms may even spawn true tornadoes.
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14. Biskitten
12:02 AM GMT on June 25, 2013
Fantastic capture - AC Congrats, Katy!
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13. Kennebunker
11:56 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Before seeing all these images of wildfires, I never could wrap my head around the idea of wildfire as weather - now I get it, and sure do appreciate both the danger, and the benefit to the life cycle of many grasslands and forests. Kudos to you, Katy, and ongratulations on the VIP/AC recognition!
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12. SVLover
9:38 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Oh man - so early for all of this! I fear the worst here this year too. You found some beauty in this natural disaster.
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11. katy99780
9:12 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Thanks Michal and Dave.

A long ways from where I live, perhaps 500 miles or so.
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10. WurzelDave
8:41 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Hope it don't get anywhere near you, great shot. Congrats on the blue border.
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9. Kajzar
8:22 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Congratulations on the VIP and AC!
The photo is really beautiful but I hope the fire will end very quickly!
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8. katy99780
7:58 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Thank you Mary, MrWing13 and Gil. And thank you approvers!
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7. gilg72
7:13 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Update: Congratulations on the AC & VIP!
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6. mrwing13
6:27 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Beautiful shot, Katy. Congrats on the VIP/AC!
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5. travelingrose
6:22 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Excellent shot! Thanks for sharing and congratulations.
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4. katy99780
6:04 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Thanks for stopping by Trudy, Beigh and Gil.

That's about the way it is at our house too Gil, from wildfires around the Tok area. We smell the smoke and see smoke from time to time, but so far (knock on wood) nothing threatening.
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3. gilg72
5:50 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
fantastic shot Katy. So many fires all over in our SW area. Our closest one about 40 miles South of us is also not being fought other than some water dropped sometimes. It is Zero containment after about 2 weeks. Wilderness area, and firefighters cannot get in there, too steep & rugged. No structures are being threatened there. Nothing there but lots of dry fuel for that fire.
Lot of smoke from there yesterday 23rd, and expect more next few days.
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2. Beigh
5:25 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Amazing photograph. Thank you for the information on the wildfires and their location.
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1. Madermade
5:03 PM GMT on June 24, 2013
Wow Katy, how can something that is so devastating be so beautiful? So sorry for the fires, but this is gorgeous!
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katy99780

I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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