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6 July 2022 / Alaska Public Media

Thousands of lightning strikes and another 13 fires recorded as Alaska's intense fire season continues

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

There were 4,500 lightning strikes in Alaska Tuesday — the latest in a run of days with thousands of ground strikes. There were also another 13 new, primarily lightning sparked wildfires in the state Tuesday, mostly in the Interior. The lightning storms have coincided with very dry conditions.

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