The Burn Closure for the Kenai Peninsula has been lifted

May 31, 2014 12:00 p.m.

(Fairbanks, AK) – Due to recent rainfall, increased relative humidity, and favorable changes in the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) indices, the burn closure on federal, state and private lands within Game Management Units 7 and 15 (the entire Kenai Peninsula) is rescinded. This is effective at 12:01pm, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

This includes Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.

Only cooking, warming and signaling fires are allowed. These fires must be located on and surrounded by mineral soil that is free from materials that will carry fire. Within the Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Kenai Peninsula State Parks, campfires may only be in campgrounds with metal fire rings/grates.

The State Forester makes these determinations pursuant to statutory authority (AS 41.15.050).

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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