FAIRBANKS -- Rain and lower temperatures have dampened dozens of Alaska wildfires as firefighters remain wary of the potential threat.
There were 84 active fires in Alaska on Thursday, with about 700 firefighters working on eight of the fires, down from about 1,500 firefighters a week ago.
Doug Stockdale with the Alaska Fire Service says several Lower 48 crews were sent home because the fire situation in Alaska has moderated.
Stockdale said most fires burning in the Interior have received considerable rain during the past week, but it hasn't been enough to put them out.
He said the Yukon Flats, north of Fairbanks, has remained warmer and drier than other areas, and warned that it doesn't take much wind or high temperatures to dry out the fuels that feed wildfires.