Burn ban announced for Kenai Peninsula

Posted: Friday, April 25, 2003

The Alaska Division of Forestry in Soldotna has suspended all open burning on Kenai Peninsula private, state and municipality lands during daytime hours.

The ban was announced at 2 p.m. Thursday and will be in effect until fire conditions change. According to a press release issued by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, dry conditions and the possibility for windy conditions led to the ban.

Burning will be allowed by permit between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight, as long as there is no wind. Fires may not be allowed to burn overnight, and people with burn permits should notify the agency listed on the back of the permit. Permits are not required in Moose Pass, Cooper Landing or areas across Kachemak Bay from Homer, although residents are advised against open burning due to the high fire danger.

For more information on the burn ban, call the Alaska Division of Forestry at 260-4222.

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