State Officials Say Heat and Wind Led to Alaskan Wild Fires

State officials said hot and dry weather conditions and a windy environment are the culprits for wild fires throughout Alaska.
Two wild fires in particular have forced hundreds of people to evacuate, leaving behind burning and smoldering homes.
One of the fires forced authorities to restrict traffic on a major highway connecting two of the state's largest cities.
According to a forestry division report, the Parks Highway is limited across a 15 mile stretch.
The highway connects Anchorage and Fairbanks.