Fire danger remains high on peninsula

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2000

Burn permits remain suspended throughout the Kenai Peninsula.

The Alaska Division of Forestry announced Thursday that burn bans still are in effect for the peninsula because of erratic wind conditions and low relative humidity.

Any person who lights a fire that results in wildlands fire suppression may be responsible for paying the costs as well as possible criminal penalties for violating burning regulations. Penalties for burning without a permit or negligent burning can result in fines up to $300.

The burn ban was lifted Thursday for the Matanuska and Susitna valleys, but remained in effect until further notice for the peninsula, Anchorage and Kodiak.

For the most current information, call the Forestry office at 260-4269. If you see a fire out of control, call 911.

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