JULY 9, 2015 4:30 PM ET // BY DISCOVERY NEWS
U.S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD/SGT. BALINDA O'NEAL Hundreds of wildfires are burning in Alaska and Canada, consuming more than 5 million acres of forest. Higher-than-normal temperatures and severe drought could mean a record-setting fire season in Alaska this year, and Canada has seen 4,600 fires in 2015. Since June, smoke from the fires could be seen as far south as the Carolinas and Texas. Check out these dramatic shots from social media.