Alaska wildfire grows in high winds as crews protect homes

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire that has been burning in Alaska since April grew in high winds, and firefighters were working to protect homes, officials said. The Oregon Lakes Fire in the Delta Junction area expanded along its western perimeter Saturday night, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Sunday. The blaze spanned 27 square miles (70 square kilometers) as of Sunday, officials said. People are believed to have caused the fire April 30, but it’s still under investigation. Fire crews are trying to protect cabins and homes on private land in surrounding communities including Whitestone, South Bank and Richardson-Clearwater, officials said. Firefighters have brushed out fire lines constructed during previous… Read More

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