Interior wildfire season fades out amid cool, damp weather

Associated PressAugust 6, 2012 

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.

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