Burn suspension lifted on Kenai Peninsula as of 8 a.m. today

With moderating weather and precipitation experienced throughout the Kenai Peninsula over the weekend, the burn suspension that was in effect has been lifted as of 8 a.m. on Monday, September 9.

However, due to the extension of Alaska’s wildland fire season from August 31 to September 30, burn permits are still required for any open burning or the use of burn barrels. Permits can be obtained online at http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn and at local fire departments on the Peninsula. Please follow the safe burning practices outlined in the permit to help prevent wildfires. For any assistance in obtaining a permit, or if you have any questions regarding burning please call the Alaska Division of Forestry’s local office in Soldotna at 907-260-4200.

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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