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State Forestry burn permits required starting April 1

With drier spring and summer weather fast approaching, the Alaska Division of Forestry reminds residents they must get a permit before burning debris in the open or in burn barrels, starting April 1 in areas under state wildland fire protection. Debris burning and the use of burn barrels are the leading cause of wildland fires […]

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2015 season approaching the 700-fire mark

While the 2015 Alaska fire season is closing in on the 5-million-acre mark and already ranks among the top 5 largest wildfire seasons on record – we’re at No. 4 right now and less than 200,000 acres from No. 2 – we still have a ways to go before this year challenges the record for […]

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