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 to remind all citizens that fireworks are not allowed and cannot be shot off on the Kenai Peninsula.
Those planning on operating a burn barrel or burning a debris pile must call the burn permit hotline at: 907-260-4269 each day before they burn and leave their name, location of the burn, and a good contact phone number to be reached at.
Residents must follow the guidelines on the burn permits before burning. They are also reminded that the area around the burn barrel must be at least 30’ from structures and overhead power lines, cleared at least 10’ around down to mineral soil, must have a no larger than a 5/8-inch gapped metal mesh screen on top of it, and covering all ventilation holes. They also must have water and a shovel nearby and be attendance of the burn at all times until it is complete.
Department of Natural Resources
Division of Forestry
Kenai-Kodiak Area Office
Dan Govoni, Fire Prevention Officer, 907-260-4260
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