The latest update put the Swan Lake fire’s size at 23,530 acres.
In Southcentral Alaska, wasps seem to be everywhere. One Anchorage clinic has seen more than 250 sting patients this year.
The highway remained closed north of Willow after the fire jumped the road Sunday, authorities said. The fire started Saturday afternoon when wind blew a tree onto a power line.
Michael Soltis’ death is the second fatal bear attack in the Anchorage municipality in two summers.