Fire Ban Lifted at Gates of the Arctic

Effective immediately, open fires may be built as allowed by park regulations on all Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve lands.

Rain and generally wet weather over the past several days, in combination with forecasted conditions, is allowing the fire ban to be lifted. But conditions can change rapidly, so wildland fire managers ask visitors and residents to stay informed on current conditions and potential fire danger.

While campfires are now allowed in the preserve, wind and warm temperatures can quickly dry vegetation and increase the fire danger potential. Visitors are reminded to be careful with any open flame. Visitors are also encouraged to build their campfires on beaches or gravel bars where water and ice will wash evidence away.

Fireworks are always prohibited on National Park Service lands.

There are currently no fires in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

Additional park information can be obtained at the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center by calling (907) 459-3730 between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily or by visiting the website at http://www.nps.gov/gaar.

For statewide fire information visit: http://akfireinfo.com or http://fire.ak.blm.gov.

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