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Southeast Alaska exempted from May 1 statewide burn permit suspension

The Alaska Division of Forestry will exempt Southeast Alaska from a planned May 1 statewide burn permit suspension, as the region’s weather, fuel types and fire history put it at less risk of wildland fire than mainland Alaska. “Most of Southeast Alaska is composed of coastal rainforest where wildfires have a very difficult time starting […]

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Burning operations planned for military training lands in Interior Alaska to reduce wildfire threat

The snow is quickly melting in Interior Alaska. The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service and U.S. Army Alaska will soon implement multiple prescribed fires on military training lands in Interior Alaska. As conditions allow, prescribed burning in the Donnelly Training Area, Yukon Training Area, and Fort Wainwright may continue throughout the spring. #RxFire

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Forestry to suspend all burn permits starting May 1 due to COVID-19

The Alaska Division of Forestry (DOF) will suspend all burn permits – both small- and large-scale – effective at midnight on April 30, in anticipation of the impacts of COVID-19 on Alaska’s wildland firefighting resources this summer. The use of burn barrels, the burning of debris piles, and any other outdoor burning activity authorized under […]

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