Campfires allowed in developed campsites on the Kenai Peninsula

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

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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