Burn permits suspended for Mat-Su area

May 14, 2014

(Mat-Su Valley, AK) – Due to a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service for strong winds and low relative humidity. This suspension is in effect for the entire Matanuska and Susitna valleys as of 9 a.m. today and will stay in effect until further notice.

This suspension includes burn barrels and all open burning other than camping or cooking fires.

Contact: Division of Forestry Mat-Su Area Office
Norm McDonald Fire Management Officer
907-761-6302
Norman.mcdonald@alaska.gov

About Alaska Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry website: http://forestry.alaska.gov/ Mission: The Alaska Division of Forestry proudly serves Alaskans through forest management and wildland fire protection. The Wildland Fire and Aviation Program provides safe, cost-effective and efficient fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities to protect human life and values on State, private and municipal lands. The wildland fire program cooperates with other wildland fire agencies on a statewide, interagency basis.

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