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Arial view of a wildfire near the Anaktuvuk River Fire in 2007. Smoke billows from a vast, flat landscape. Did You Know?
Until the summer of 2007, the Inupiat Eskimo elders of Barrow had never heard thunder or seen lightning. The same thunderstorm they witnessed ignited the Anaktuvuk River fire, which burned 400 sq mi of tundra on the North Slope, the largest wildfire ever recorded on the Earth’s tundra.