A researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has created a map to help track Alaska’s many wildfires.
As of Tuesday, 502 fires have swept across Alaska, burning nearly 400,000 acres of land, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center.
Human-caused fires account for more than half of the blazes, but those fires have burned less than 9,000 acres.
Lightning caused the remaining fires (except one, which has no cause listed), which have burned the vast majority of land — more than 384,000 acres.
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