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Burning, Fireworks, Open Fires Banned Due To Extreme Fire Danger All Over Alaska

Fires Officially Banned In Copper River Valley 

Fire Danger Is Extreme In The Copper Valley In June, 2015. 

Burn closure expanded to include Tanana and Copper River valleys 


A day after initiating a burn closure in Southcentral Alaska due to high fire danger, the Alaska Division of Forestry has done the same for the Tanana Valley north of the Alaska Range and the Copper River Valley.
All open fires, including campfires and charcoal fires, are prohibited on state lands, including state park units, and private and municipal lands within Game Management Units 11, 12, 20, 24 and 25, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 19.
The term open fires refers to “any flame source not immediately extinguishable or controllable and applies to any form of wood or charcoal-based fire, even in established fire rings.” Gas grills, backpacking or camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters that can be regulated and shut off are still permitted for use.
Failure to obey the closure could be grounds for legal prosecution.

State Prohibition of Burning                                                 in Copper Valley

(Anchorage, AK) – Past and prevailing weather conditions have caused extremely dry conditions for the Tanana Valley north of the Alaska Range and the Copper River Valley.  The Alaska Division of Forestry and the State Forester determined that it is necessary to prohibit the use of all open fires and activities which unduly increase the fire danger.
Effective immediately and continuing until further notice all cooking, warming, signaling fires or any type of fire (specifically covered under the burning permit regulations 11 AAC 95.400 – 11 AAC 95.490 and 11 AAC 95.900) are prohibited on state lands, including state park units, and private and municipal lands within Game Management Units 11, 12, 20, 24 and 25.
The term “open fires” refers to any flame source not immediately extinguishable or controllable and applies to any form of wood or charcoal-based fire, even in established fire rings.  Gas grills, backpacking or camp stoves using fuel or compressed canisters which can be regulated and shut off are still permitted for use.
Wildland fire managers ask visitors and residents to follow the fire prohibitions and prevent additional fire starts.  We all have a hand in a safe fire season.
Failure to obey this order shall constitute grounds for prosecution pursuant to AS 41.15.140.
CONTACT: Tim Mowry, Information Officer, (907) 590-4038, tim.mowry@alaska.gov


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