The Funny River Fire has been raging across Alaska since May 19, consuming more than 193,000 acres of the Kenai Peninsula, as of May 31.
The blaze is now only 54 percent contained. According to InciWeb, there are 751 firefighters working to keep the flames away from populated areas.
While battling the fire on Tuesday, May 27, firefighters discovered five abandoned wolf pups. Experts believe the fire likely caused the parents to leave the pups behind, who are too young to run.
The Department of Fish and Game is now taking care of the baby wolves until they can be moved to another location. See video below for footage of the tiny pups:
The nearby city of Kenai received just shy of an inch of rain in May. This is normally a dry time of year, with the month of May averaging just under an inch for the month.
Firefighters cite recent rainfall and an increase in humidity as helping with containment efforts. Passing showers will continue for the area on Sunday with humidity levels at or near 100 percent.
Matthew has become a hurricane in the Caribbean and may approach the U.S. during next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday night, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
Millions of people across the U.S. could be exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foam, according to a recent study.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
The holiday weekend will start on an unsettled note, but the weather should improve by Day of German Unity celebrations on Monday.
Goldsboro, NC (1999)
30" of rain in September.
U.S./Quebec border (1835)
Heavy snow; Hatley, P.Q. received 10 inches. Kelkenny, NH had 6 inches.
San Diego, CA (1970)
Strong Santa Ana winds create fire disaster in interior parts of county (September 25 to 30); 500,000 acres burned.