The Burn Closure on all open fires remains in effect for the Kenai Peninsula

May 30, 2014, 6 p.m.

While current weather has moderated fire behavior on the Funny River fire, fire danger remains extreme over much of the Kenai Peninsula. The fire ban will remain in effect for the Kenai Peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula has not received the substantial amounts of precipitation (rain) needed to lessen the fire danger. A drying trend is expected beginning late this weekend.

This ban includes a prohibition on camp fires, warming fires and the use of charcoal grills on all federal, state and private lands. Cooking stoves, gas grills and interior wood stoves may be used. This includes the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the US Forest Service, Chugach National Forest and the Department of Natural Resources lands, including Alaska State Parks.

All Alaska State Parks, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Chugach National Forest campgrounds are open.

Questions regarding this restriction should be directed to:

Alaska Division of Forestry (907) 260-4200
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (907) 262-7021
Kenai/PrinceWilliam Sound Area State Parks Office (907) 262-5581
Chugach National Forest (907) 743-9500

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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