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There were wildfires in Alaska this summer, starting about July 4 with lightening strikes, but growing as the weather was hot with no rain.  By the evening of August 5, things had gotten pretty bad, so my wife and I decided it was time to leave town, looking for cleaner air…

Heading down Crest Drive, Fairbanks

Heading down Crest Drive, Fairbanks

Farmers Loop and Steese Highway

Farmers Loop and Steese Highway

Thick smoke in Fairbanks, 8/5/09

Thick smoke in Fairbanks, 8/5/09

Ambulance and smoke

Ambulance and smoke

As we were leaving town, rain began to fall.  The next day, the smoke and steam shut down the town.  But we were gone, south…

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