THE BAN ON ALL OPEN FIRES REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE KENAI PENINSULA

Alaska Incident Management Team Press Release –

While current weather has moderated fire behavior on the Funny River fire, fire danger remains extreme over much of the Kenai Peninsula. The fire ban will remain in effect for the Kenai Peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula has not received the substantial amounts of precipitation (rain) needed to lessen the fire danger. A drying trend is expected beginning late this weekend.

This ban includes a prohibition on camp fires, warming fires and the use of charcoal grills on all federal, state and private lands. Cooking stoves, gas grills and interior wood stoves may be used. This includes the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the US Forest Service, Chugach National Forest and the Department of Natural Resources lands, including Alaska State Parks.

All Alaska State Parks, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Chugach National Forest campgrounds are open.

Questions regarding this restriction should be directed to:



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Alaska Division of Forestry (907) 260-4200

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (907) 262-7021

Kenai/Prince William Sound Area State Parks Office (907) 262-5581

Chugach National Forest (907) 743-9500

ALASKA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM TYPE 2 TEAM Rob Allen, INCIDENT COMMANDER FIRE INFORMATION: (907) 351-2206 EMAIL: funnyriverfire@gmail.com

 

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