Ice and fire: large blaze burns in Greenland for two weeks

Scientists perplexed by wildfire that has been burning since July in grassland just 40 miles from the ice sheet

A large wildfire has been burning in Greenland for at least two weeks.

The wildfire was first spotted by satellites on 31 July and last photographed on 16 August when it was still growing. It was burning about 40 miles from the Greenland ice sheet and about 90 miles northeast of the city of Sisimiut.

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