With wildfire danger moderating as a result of cooler, moister weather, the Alaska Division of Forestry will end campfire closures on state, private and municipal lands in Southcentral Alaska, effective 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 18th. Open fires, including campfires are not allowed on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the Chugach National Forest.
Reversal of the Southcentral Alaska closure means campfires under three feet in diameter will be allowed in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the Copper River Basin and the Kenai Peninsula Borough. While campfires will be allowed in designated fire pits and rings in state campgrounds within the Municipality of Anchorage, the Municipality is retaining its ban on outdoor fires within the rest of the Municipality. Read the entire notice here: https://akfireinfo.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/state-campfire-closure-in-southcentral-alaska-to-end-thursday-pdf.pdf