Campfire Closure Lifted North Of Alaska Range Still Remains In Effect On

first_imgResidents should contact their local forestry office or go online at http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn to determine whether there is a burn suspension in effect in their area. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With wildfire danger moderating in some parts of the state due to cooler, wetter weather, the Alaska Division of Forestry is lifting the campfire closure that was put into effect last week on state, private and municipal lands in the following boroughs and geographic regions effective at noon on Sunday, July 14.Denali BoroughFairbanks North Star BoroughTanana Valley including Delta, Nenana, Northway, Tanacross, Tok and surrounding communities.Campfire restrictions will remain in effect for the following boroughs and geographic areas:Copper River Valley, including Glenallen south to ValdezKenai Peninsula BoroughMunicipality of AnchorageMatanuska-Susitna BoroughFire managers will continue to monitor conditions daily and adjust campfire closures and Area burn permit suspensions as conditions change. Burn permit suspensions prohibiting open debris burning and the use of burn barrels are currently in place in all Division of Forestry protection areas and will be re-evaluated daily based on conditions. While conditions have moderated in some northern portions of the state, wildfire danger remains high in the southern half of the state, particularly in the Copper River Basin, Southwest Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campfire closure and burn suspensions in those areas will remain in place until conditions change.last_img