Open fire restrictions lifted in coastal Alaska national parks

4 p.m. June 2, 2014

Recent storms brought sufficient rain to Katmai National Park and Preserve, Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Alagnack Wild River, Kenai Fjords National Park and Lake Clark National Park and Preserve to moderate the fire danger and allow park officials to lift burn closures.

While campfires are now allowed in the parks and preserves, visitors should minimize impact using existing campfire rings or building their campfires on beaches or gravel bars where water and ice will wash evidence away. Always ensure fires are cold to the touch before leaving them.

Conditions can change rapidly, so wildland fire managers ask visitors and residents to stay informed of fire danger and conditions.  We all have a hand in a safe fire season.

For information on individual parks, go to the following websites:

 

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