Alaska's wildfire season is limping to a close thanks to a cool, damp summer in Alaska's Interior.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says barring an unexpected weather change this fire season will go down as the second-smallest of the past dozen years.
National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Thoman says cool July temperatures put a damper on the wildfire season. The average temperature during the month was 60.9 degrees, about 2 degrees cooler than normal.
Only about 200,000 acres have burned in Alaska this summer. No new wildfires have been reported in almost a month.