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DNR MEDIA RELEASE-Burning on day-to-day basis Kenai/Kodia

(Soldotna, AK) - Permitted burning is still in effect on a day-to-day basis.  The Kenai Peninsula has received some precipitation but fire danger is still present.

If you are permitted to burn, maximum fire size is 10 feet by 10 feet and no more than 4 feet high.  Forestry encourages you to hand feed smaller piles which are more easily controlled.  If it is windy, consider another day to burn.  Be sure the firebreak area has at least 15 feet of dirt, sand or gravel between the fire and vegetation.  You must monitor the fire with plenty of water and tools until it is completely out and cold to the touch.

If you plan to burn, you must call the phone number listed on the permit prior to burning to record the permit number, name and location of the burn area.

Remember, any larger burns require an inspection by Forestry personnel before a permit can be issued.

Forestry will evaluate the fire danger rating daily and adjust the burn suspension as needed. For the latest information on suspensions, call the recorded information line at 260-4269, visit http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn or call your local fire department.

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