Fire Restrictions Go in Effect for Portions of the Chugach National Forest as Risk of Fire Remains High

The Chugach National Forest has issued a temporary fire prohibition for the Kenai Peninsula area of the forest as fire danger remains very high.

The red hash marks on the map below is under the emergency order for fire prohibitions. This means in those areas you may not build, maintain, attend or use a fire, campfire or stove fire and this includes charcoal.

Also prohibited are the operation of an internal combustion engine and welding, “or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame” in the Chugach National Forest.

The exceptions to the emergency order include “the use of internal combustion engines on a roadway and/or the use of portable stoves or lanterns that have a dedicated on/off controller or switch that utilize gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel.”

The order was put into place today and Chugach National Forest officials say it will be lifted when the fire danger conditions allow.

The red cross-hatched areas shown on the above map indicates the area that is subject to the fire restrictions that have gone into effect under an Emergency Forest Order, issued July 7, 2019, for the Chugach National Forest

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The Swan Lake Fire was started by lightning on June 5th, 2019, in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

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