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Burn smart and be safe with fire over Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in Alaska and with it comes the potential for increased wildfire activity. The first holiday weekend of the summer traditionally leads to new wildfire starts caused by campfires, debris burning, barbecue grills, use of all-terrain vehicles, fireworks, target shooting and other favorite recreational activities people enjoy […]

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New burn permits required starting April 1

(Fairbanks, AK) – The Alaska Division of Forestry reminds residents that general burn permits for open debris burning and the use of burn barrels are required starting April 1 in areas under state wildland fire protection. Burn permits are required annually and residents must obtain a new permit at the start of each season. Burn […]

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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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Kenai Peninsula Burn Suspension Lifted update, July 13

July 13, 2015 Kenai Peninsula Burn Suspension Lifted (Soldotna, Alaska) – The Burn Suspension activated earlier this month will be lifted as of 12:00 PM today. This means that Permitted Burning is allowed once again. This includes only approved burn barrels, and brush/debris piles no larger than 10’ across and 4’ high. Fire officials want […]

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DNR Burn Restrictions update, July 10

July 8, 2015 most current update Updated: Lifting of area burn restrictions and wildland fire-related closures (Anchorage, AK) – With progress by firefighting crews and improving weather conditions in many areas of the state, restrictions on burning and other activities are lifting throughout Alaska. This page will be updated as new information is available. For […]

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High fire danger in Southcentral prompts warnings from Anchorage Fire Department, state forestry

May 29, 2:20 p.m. — Due to the return of hot and dry conditions, Anchorage Fire Department (AFD) officials have issued a warning to the public to be especially careful with fire. AFD Officials warn that the use of outdoor fires (burn pits and campfires) outside of developed campgrounds has been prohibited until further notice. […]

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