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Alaska pummeled with lightning strikes as terrible Fire Season continues

Fire officials say that there are currently 41 large wildfires in the state right now.

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 12:14 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The northernmost state in the U.S. was hit hard with a flurry of lightning strikes between Thursday and Friday as an already grim Fire Season continues to worsen. Even before those strikes, fire crews were dealing with dozens of wildfires.

"Alaska received over 25,000 lightning strikes in the past 36 hours," the National Interagency Fire Center posted on Friday morning.

By Friday there were already 41 large wildfires burning in the state. Those fires combined have burned more than 750,000 acres of land.

At present, Alaska is rated at the most severe national preparedness level for wildfires, while the Pacific Northwest remains at the lowest.

There are roughly 2,100 firefighters and support personnel working on the Alaskan fires — about 1,000 of them from Oregon and Washington state.

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