Soldotna, Alaska – The Type-3 Incident Management Team has met the objectives set forth by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge managers and the Division of Forestry. A Type-4 suppression organization will transition with the Type-3 team today and take command of the Card Street Fire. The repair work (rehab) of the dozer lines, patrol of the roads and subdivisions to ensure the fire would not rekindle in those areas has been completed. The entire perimeter of the Card Street Fire has been and will continue to be assessed to identify any heat along the fires edge. The Type-4 Fire Team will continue to watch for hot spots with emphasis on the interior where unburned islands of black spruce trees may remotely pose a threat. As with large Alaskan fires the possibility of smoke rising again is probable with a drying trend from Mother Nature. The Card Street fire will be watched with the intention that any adverse flames or smoke sighted will be extinguished.
A Burn Suspension continues on the Kenai Peninsula. A Burn “Suspension” is the prohibition of burning under the burn permit system. The Burn Permit call in number is 907-260-4269. Citizens are reminded that burning debris piles or the use of burn barrels is prohibited. A camp fire, signal, and warming fires no larger than 3x3 feet in size, charcoal and gas BBQ’s as well as fish smokers are permissible. The “Open Fires Restriction” on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge lands has been lifted. Please be sure to extinguish your fire.
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the Division of Forestry greatly appreciated the cooperation of the public during the Card Street incident and continuing Burn Suspension.
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Andy Alexandrou - Public Information Officer
Division of forestry, Soldotna Alaska
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