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Intense flames burn Alaska wilderness

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Authorities say the fire is burning more than 100,000 acres of Alaska wilderness. (Source: Buck Hollandsworth/CNN) Authorities say the fire is burning more than 100,000 acres of Alaska wilderness. (Source: Buck Hollandsworth/CNN)

FUNNY RIVER, AK (CNN) - Intense flames fill the sky as a major wildfire burns its way across south-central Alaska.

Local guide Buck Hollandsworth provided video of the Funny River Fire near his home.

The video shows flames towering over nearby trees, giving an idea of just how big they are.

Authorities say the fire is burning more than 100,000 acres of Alaska wilderness.

Residents of rural and tribal areas near the fire are under evacuation orders.

Copyright 2014 Buck Hollandsworth via CNN. All rights reserved.

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