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Thursday, June 18, 2015
6/17/15 6:30 pm State Prohibits Open Fires in Southcentral Alaska
Due to the extremely dry conditions and high fire danger that has resulted in several wildland fires around the state, the Alaska Division of Forestry announced today that all open fires and activities that “unduly increase the fire danger” will be prohibited on state lands effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday on the Kenai Peninsula and in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Municipality of Anchorage.
The term “open fires” refers to any flame source not immediately extinguishable or controllable and applies to any form of wood or charcoal-based fire, even in established fire rings. hat includes all cooking, warming and signaling fires. Gas grills, backpacking or camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters that can be regulated and shut off are still permitted for use.