State Forestry Division to Activate Burning Suspension Today

High temperatures with little to no precipitation are continuing throughout much of the Kenai Peninsula.

Those conditions are leading the State Division of Forestry to activate a Burn Suspension.


Finley: “And that is specifically to open debris burning, which would tie into yard burning, people out there raking their leafs, burning small slash, that right now is a really dangerous situation, that we’re not allowing to happen.”


Darren Finley with the Forestry Division said that the suspension will go into effect at 9:00 a.m. this morning.

Thes suspension includes the use of burn barrels.  Camp Fires are permitted, although they need to be kept to a size of 3×3.


Finley: “Even a small fire can turn into a big fire, and the most common thing that I’ve seen in my career is people not extinguishing their fire after they’re done with. It needs to be cool to the touch before you walk away.”


Please remember to have adequate water on site to extinguish the fire, be mindful of high winds, and thoroughly extinguish your camp fire before leaving it.

The suspension will remain in effect until relief from fire danger occurs.

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