Emergency Fire Order Issued for Fire Restrictions on Portions of the Chugach National Forest
Anchorage, AK—July 1, 2019— An emergency fire order has been issued on the Chugach National Forest for the Kenai Peninsula area. Fire restrictions apply to building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire including charcoal on the Chugach National Forest excluding the Nellie Juan/College Fiord Wilderness Study Area and the Cordova Ranger District. The fire order is in effect from July 1, 2019 and will be terminated when fire danger conditions allow.
Identified developed recreation sites include:
Glacier Ranger District
Seward Ranger District
Exceptions Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e) include:
- Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
- Any Federal, State or Local Law Enforcement Officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
Violations of these Prohibitions are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months or both.