The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center is tracking six fires in Alaska. The Dry Creek Fire south of Fairbanks is currently the largest at more than 28,000 acres. According to the center's August 23 morning report, the west flank of the fire is the most active, with "smoldering and isolated torching."
Use UAFSMOKE to check out fire locations, sizes and forecasts for concentrations of black carbon and particulate mass included in wildfire smoke. UAFSMOKE is a joint project between the Geophysical Institute and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center and is accessible here.
PHOTO CAPTION/CREDIT: The Dry Creek Fire burns south of Fairbanks and is pictured from the Georgeson Botanical Garden on the UAF campus August 22, 2012. Photo by A. Hartley