With Mat-Su seeing recent clouds and light rain, Forestry Firefighters study duff layers to determine fire danger level

While firefighters in the Fairbanks area work to construct fireline and protect structures, firefighters in the partly cloudy and sometimes damp Mat-Su area are studying the exact moisture levels in the tundra to determine fire danger. Partly cloudy days over the past two weeks have become common. Please don’t let these cloud filled days south of the Alaska Range fool you. It’s dry in the duff layer and though not quite 2019 dry, we do need you to help spread the word that even with clouds and rain there is dry duff and high fire danger. In this 3 minute video Mat-Su firefighter and resource technician Jered Kemp shows you the science from the work they did at Big Lake’s Remote Automated Weather System. Fireworks are prohibited in all but a few very small areas and we ask that you enjoy the professional fireworks and please be prepared in the event of a wildfire near you.

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Categories: AK Fire Info, Alaska DNR - Division of Forestry (DOF), Fire Prevention

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