Smoke from Arctic wildfires spreading across Alaska and Canada in 2019. File photo: NasaSmoke from Arctic wildfires spreading across Alaska and Canada in 2019. File photo: Nasa
Smoke from Arctic wildfires spreading across Alaska and Canada in 2019. File photo: Nasa

Scientists warn of ‘zombie fires’ in the Arctic

  • A ‘zombie fire’ is a fire that continues to burn underground and then reignites on the surface after a period of time
  • Parts of Siberia and Alaska region likely to see resurgence after unusually warm weather this year
Topic |   Climate change
Smoke from Arctic wildfires spreading across Alaska and Canada in 2019. File photo: NasaSmoke from Arctic wildfires spreading across Alaska and Canada in 2019. File photo: Nasa
Smoke from Arctic wildfires spreading across Alaska and Canada in 2019. File photo: Nasa
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