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Alaska's sweltering summer is 'basically off the charts'


August 1, 2019

Mark Thiessen • Associated Press

Children played with inflatable flamingos and other creatures last month at Goose Lake in Anchorage, Alaska.

Steve Perrins didn't see the lightning, but he couldn't miss the smoke that followed.

It was around dinnertime on July 23 at Alaska's oldest hunting lodge, nestled in the wilderness more than 100 miles northwest of Anchorage. What began as a quiet evening at the Rainy Pass Lodge soon turned frantic as Alaska's latest wildfire spread fast.


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