Red flag warnings and Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection burn permit suspensions for May 25, 2023

The DOF Tok Area office is issuing a burn suspension for Thursday, May 25 due to gusting winds up to 20+ miles per hour. The Tok area is in Very High fire danger- meaning that outdoor burning is dangerous as fires will start easily from all causes. New fires will spread rapidly with increasing intensity and fire suppression and mop-up will take an extended and thorough effort.

The burn permit suspension for Tok is currently anticipated to be lifted on Friday, May 26. Please check for the most current updates and contact the burn permit hotline with questions at (907) 883-1413 ext. 2303.

State law requires those wanting to conduct any open burning on state, private and municipal lands from April 1 through Aug. 31 to get burn permits from the Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection either online or at your local Forestry office. This includes burning brush piles, using burn barrels, agricultural burning and burning of maintained lawns. Burn permits are NOT required for camping, cooking or warming fires less than three feet in diameter with flame lengths less than two feet high. However, it’s not suggested during windy days or when and where there are red flag warnings. 

You can also find more information about the Forestry burn permit program and suspensions at

For current information on DOF Burn Permits, call the hotline at DOF Area Offices:

Categories: Alaska DNR - Division of Forestry (DOF), burn permit suspension, Red Flag Warning

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