This blog is maintained as an effort to coordinate and collocate responding agencies' information for easier public access during events on the Kenai Peninsula. The information here is written and provided by the contributing agencies. NOTE: The blog will be updated as the need arises and may be dormant at times.

Friday, June 30, 2017

06/30/17 09:35 AM Fireworks Prohibited - Where?

Do you live in an unincorporated community on the KPB?

The use of fireworks and the sale of fireworks is prohibited on the Kenai Peninsula Borough outside of the boundaries of the cities of Homer, Kachemak City, Kenai, Seldovia, Seward and Soldotna. 

What does this mean? It means that in locations that are governed by the borough, outside of city boundaries, require a permit to use fireworks. Only specific groups may be authorized to use fireworks for public displays as long as that group has a current permit issued by the borough mayor.

To know more visit KPB Code 10.18 “Fireworks Control”

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

06/27/17 3:15 PM East Fork Fire Transitions to a Type 4 Incident
akfirepios posted: "This will be the final update for the East Fork Fire unless significant activity occurs. Transition to a Type 4 Incident Commander took place this morning at 7am. The last of the smokejumpers and overhead are being shuttled out of the field today. The "

Monday, June 26, 2017

06/26/17 11:00 AM East Fork Fire Community Meeting in Sterling tonight @ 5pm

An open house will be held tonight - Monday 06/26/17 - at the Sterling Elementary School from 5-7pm. Stop by to talk with East Fork Fire personnel as well as local officials from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Division of Forestry, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Office of Emergency Management, Central Emergency Services and Alaska State Troopers.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

06/25/17 3:20PM Temporary Flight Restrictions
akfirepios posted: "There have been numerous aircraft busting the temporary flight restriction (TFR) in place over the fire. The TFR is in place to provide for the safety of fire-related aircraft operations. Pilots should check with the Federal Aviation Administration before"

Saturday, June 24, 2017

06/24/17 12:20 PM Warmer and Drier Conditions Return to the East Fork Fire
akfirepios posted: "The recent cool and damp weather conditions moderated fire behavior on the East Fork Fire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Warm and dry weather has returned to the Peninsula and is predicted to continue through the weekend. The change in wea"

Friday, June 23, 2017

06/23/17 2:00 PM East Fork Fire to Begin Demobilizing
akfirepios posted: "Current cool and damp weather conditions continue to moderate fire behavior on the East Fork Fire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Due to the moderating fire activity, fire managers are beginning the demobilization process and expect to star"

Thursday, June 22, 2017

06/22/17 2:30 PM East Fork Fire Activity Moderates
akfirepios posted: "Tuesday's rain and the current weather conditions have dramatically moderated fire behavior on the East Fork Fire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The lightning-caused fire remains approximately 1,016 acres and currently has 147 perso"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

06/21/17 3:00 PM East Fork Fire Receives Some Rain
akfirepios posted: "The lightning-caused East Fork Fire has been remapped to more accurately reflect the perimeter which is now 1016 acres. The fire behavior is currently described as smoldering with minimal burning.  The fire remains approximately 4.5 miles north of the Ste"