Alaskans want to get outside in the summer. But this year, they’ve had to ask whether that’s wise in all this wildfire smoke. Most of the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage have been covered in a smoky haze for the last four weeks from the Swan Lake fire near Sterling.
As of Tuesday morning, the fire was just shy of 99,000 acres, with 406 personnel actively working to contain it. The fire is emitting a wide cloud of smoke.