Current burning closures and restrictions in Alaska

An Alaska Division of Forestry fire danger sign in the community of Tetlin south of Tok sums up the current fire danger in Alaska.

An Alaska Division of Forestry fire danger sign in the community of Tetlin south of Tok sums up the current fire danger in Alaska.

7:45 p.m. – Here is a complete list of the burning closures and restrictions currently in effect in Alaska on state, private, municipal and federal lands, as of 4 p.m. June 19.

Federal lands

Possessing or discharging any kind of fireworks or pyrotechnic devise are always prohibited on federal land

All Alaska BLM lands

• Prohibition of all fireworks and open fires, excluding the North Slope

• Use of established fire rings and barbeque grills at established BLM campgrounds and waysides are still permitted

• Charcoal briquette fires in fire-proof pans, grills, gas grills, barbeques, and camp stoves are still permitted

Chugach National Forest (in conjunction with Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Kenai Peninsula State Parks)

• This includes the Seward and Glacier Ranger Districts

• Prohibition of building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fires without a permit- except in a developed camp or picnic ground

• Petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices are permitted

• No operating welding, acetylene or other torch with open flame

• No operation or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device

Denali National Park and Preserve

• Prohibition of all open fires and activities that unduly increase fire danger- including any flame source not immediately extinguishable such as charcoal or wood- even in established campfire rings

• Gas grills, backpacking and camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters that can be regulated and shut off are still permitted

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

• Prohibition of all open fires and activities that unduly increase fire danger- including any flame source not immediately extinguishable such as charcoal or wood- even in established campfire rings

• Gas grills, backpacking and camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters that can be regulated and shut off are still permitted

Katmai National Park and Preserve

• Prohibition of all camp fires • Gas grills and barbeques at campsites will be permitted

Kenai Fjords National Park

• Prohibition of all open fires and activities that unduly increase fire danger- including any flame source not immediately extinguishable such as charcoal or wood- even in established campfire rings

• Backpacking and camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters that can be regulated and shut off are still permitted

 Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

• Prohibition on all open camp, cooking and warming fires and use of charcoal and/or charcoal grills. Cooking stoves and gas grills may be used.

 Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

• Wildfire managers are discouraging visitors and residents from lighting campfires or other open flame sources

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

• Prohibition of all open fires and activities that unduly increase fire danger, including ground fire of any kind- wood or charcoal-based

• Gas grills and barbeques at campsites will be permitted

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

• Prohibition of all open fires and activities that unduly increase fire danger- including any flame source not immediately extinguishable such as charcoal or wood- even in established campfire rings

• Gas grills, backpacking and camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters that can be regulated and shut off are still permitted

State lands

Fairbanks North Star Borough

• Prohibition of all use or explosion of fireworks in the borough- within areas OUTSIDE of the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole

• All wood-cutting has been suspended

Tanana Valley north of Alaska Range and Copper River Valley

• Prohibition of all open fires (including cooking, warming, signaling fires) and activities that unduly increase fire danger

• Gas grills, backpacking, or camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters which can be regulated and shut off are still permitted

Kenai Peninsula, Municipality of Anchorage, and Matanuska-Susitna Borough

• Prohibition of all open fires (including cooking, warming, signaling fires) and activities that unduly increase fire danger

• Gas grills, backpacking, or camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters which can be regulated and shut off are still permitted

Western Alaska

• Prohibition of all open fires (including cooking, warming, signaling fires) and activities that unduly increase fire danger

• Gas grills, backpacking, or camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters which can be regulated and shut off are still permitted

Northern Area State Parks

• Prohibition of all open fires (including cooking, warming, signaling fires) and activities that unduly increase fire danger

• Gas grills, backpacking, or camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters which can be regulated and shut off are still permitted

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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