Fireworks ban lifted in Western Alaska but still in effect for most of state

The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office, in consultation with the State Forester’s Office and in accordance with Alaska Administrative Code 50.025 Fire Code, has canceled the fireworks sales and use suspension in Western Alaska, including Dillingham, Bethel, McGrath, Nome, Kotzebue and surrounding communities.
Until further notice, fireworks sales and use suspensions remain in effect in the following areas:

  • Fairbanks North Star Borough
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough
  • Kodiak Borough
  • Copper River Valley, including Glennallen south to Valdez
  • Tanana Valley north of the Alaska Range
  • Northern Panhandle, including Haines in the north, Skagway, and Juneau to the south

Updates regarding sale and use of and fireworks suspensions status will be posted during regular business hours in the Alaska State Troopers Daily Dispatches at https://dps.alaska.gov/DailyDispatch/ under the heading “AK Div of Fire and Life Safety.”

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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