The Burning Season: Alaska’s Interior is on Fire

So far this year, 504 fires have scorched 513 square miles of Alaska — an area the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles.

And the burning season has only just begun.

Make sure to click on the image above so you can get a full view of just how much of Alaska’s interior is burning. You’re looking at almost the whole state (minus a bit of the Aleutian Island chain and southeastern Alaska).

Those red dots indicate where NASA’s Aqua satellite detected anomalously hot areas yesterday 

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