With hunting season underway, the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service ask hunters to use caution with anything that could cause a wildfire. While abundant rainfall, shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures have decreased fire danger across most of the state, all it will take is a few hot, dry days to prime fuels for a potential wildfire. Make sure campfires are completely out by drowning them with water and stirring them until they are cold to the touch. Ensure spark arrestors on ATVs, chainsaws and other equipment are working properly before you head into the field. Check trailer chains to ensure they are not dragging on the pavement and throwing off sparks. Remember, you are responsible for any fire you start and can be held liable for suppression costs.
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