May 31, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Open campfires are now allowed only in developed campsites in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula State Parks, and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula. Campfires must be in a metal fire grate provided by a state or federal agency in a developed campsite. Use of personal charcoal grills, cooking stoves, and gas grills are also allowed.
On other state and private lands on the Kenai Peninsula, cooking and warming fires are allowed in an established campfire ring. Burn permits are still suspended until further notice.
While current weather has moderated fire behavior on the Funny River fire, fire danger remains high over much of the Kenai Peninsula. Residents and visitors are urged to continue to use extreme caution with anything that could ignite a fire.
Questions regarding this emergency restriction should be directed to:
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (907) 262-7021
Chugach National Forest (907) 743-9500
Kenai Area State Parks (907) 262-5581
Kenai Area State Forestry (907) 262-4200