ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The heavy snowfall over the weekend has forced the federal Bureau of Land Management to postpone its plans to burn slash piles in Anchorage.
The burn at the Campbell Tract won't occur now for at least a week, according to the agency.
BLM fire specialists were to burn the piles this week, when the wind was favorable. The snow, however, is so substantial that it would only melt and extinguish the flames, said spokeswoman Teresa McPherson.
The piles are remnants from last summer's fire-mitigation work on the 730-acre tract, which is surrounded by Far North Bicentennial Park.
Crews hope to burn the slash beginning next week, McPherson said.
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