Tag Archives: Burn Closure

Alaska Fire Restrictions, July 21

Fire restrictions vary across the state. The best way to get current fire restriction information is to contact the local office of the managing agency responsible for the area of interest. Below is contact information for federal agencies, Alaska State Division of Forestry, the Boroughs, and municipalities who oversee lands within the State. If you […]

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Burn closure lifted in most areas but still in effect in Southwest Alaska, Anchorage

NOTE: The burn closure is still in effect in Southwest Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage. That includes Game Management Units 9, 17, 18, 19 and 21. Read the official order here. (Fairbanks, AK) – Due to recent rainfall and increased relative humidity that has reduced wildfire danger, the Alaska Division of Forestry is canceling […]

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Rain this weekend does not mean fires are over

June 27, 2015 “There’s been rain! Does that mean the fires are over and I can use my charcoal grill this weekend?” This is a common question received by the Alaska Interagency Fire Information Center since rain moved into the area beginning yesterday. The rains this weekend are providing a brief slow-down in fire activity. […]

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Updated Alaska burn restrictions and closures

Here is a list of burn restrictions and closures throughout the state as of 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Federal lands- *Possessing or discharging any kind of fireworks or pyrotechnic devise are always prohibited on federal land  Koyukuk, Nowitna, Innoko, and Selawik National Wildlife Refuges • Prohibition of all open fires and activities […]

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Burn closure still in effect throughout Alaska

5: 37 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Despite a burn closure that is in effect for pretty much the entire state, Division of Forestry firefighters continue to chase down reports of campfires, debris burns and other activities currently prohibited due to the high fire danger that persists throughout Alaska. There were 152 new fires reported in […]

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Campfires allowed in developed campsites on the Kenai Peninsula

May 31, 2014 6:30 p.m. Open campfires are now allowed only in developed campsites in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula State Parks, and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula. Campfires must be in a metal fire grate provided by a state or federal agency in a developed campsite. Use of personal […]

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The Burn Closure for the Kenai Peninsula has been lifted

May 31, 2014 12:00 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Due to recent rainfall, increased relative humidity, and favorable changes in the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) indices, the burn closure on federal, state and private lands within Game Management Units 7 and 15 (the entire Kenai Peninsula) is rescinded. This is effective at 12:01pm, […]

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The Burn Closure on all open fires remains in effect for the Kenai Peninsula

May 30, 2014, 6 p.m. While current weather has moderated fire behavior on the Funny River fire, fire danger remains extreme over much of the Kenai Peninsula. The fire ban will remain in effect for the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai Peninsula has not received the substantial amounts of precipitation (rain) needed to lessen the fire […]

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Kenai Peninsula smoke and travel alert

May 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Residents and travelers on the Kenai Peninsula are reminded that rapidly changing conditions on the Funny River fire have the potential to disrupt travel on the Sterling Highway and associated side roads. Drivers are advised to be very alert for fire traffic, including firefighters and firefighting equipment. […]

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Burn closure for Kenai Peninsula – ALL BURNING IS PROHIBITED

3:15 p.m. (Fairbanks, AK) – Past and prevailing weather conditions have caused extremely dry and smoky conditions on the Kenai Peninsula. The Alaska Division of Forestry and the State Forester determined that it is necessary to prohibit the use of all open fires and activities which unduly increase the fire danger. Effective immediately and continuing […]

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