The “Zombie” Fires of 1942

This AFSC research brief takes a look at early Alaska fire history from the 1940s. The “Zombie” Fires of 1942 is a historical narrative of an exceptional fire event related to the Alaska Railroad, including an early description of a holdover fire burning over winter. 

View the Research Brief PDF here

Alaska Railroad Steam Engine ca. 1940s (State of Alaska photo archives).

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