The Swan Lake fire grew to more than 48,000 acres as of Thursday morning, fire managers said. The fire is burning just 6 miles northeast of Sterling, affecting traffic on the Sterling Highway. Smoke from the fire prompted smoke advisories for reduced visibility on the Kenai Peninsula. An air quality advisory for Southcentral was issued Monday and is active through Friday afternoon. Hot, dry weather in the forecast keeps fire danger high across the region.

Information about the fire can be obtained by calling the Fire Information line at 208-391-3488, visiting the Kenai Peninsula Borough emergency response website or checking the fire incident information system.

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