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Siberia wildfire smoke could remain over Alaska for weeks


August 6, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wildfire smoke from Siberia has moved into Southcentral Alaska and left a haze lingering over the region that the National Weather Service said could remain for weeks.

The agency said smoke from the fires began spreading over Alaska in early July, The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday.

Until the fires in Russia stop, the haze will likely continue, although the duration is difficult to predict, said Patrick Doll of the National Weather Service’s Anchorage office.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if it continued well into the month of August and perhaps even ear...

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