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Burn closure for Western Alaska ALL BURNING IS PROHIBITED


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Simple map of Alaska Game Management Units.

Alaska Department of Fish & Game

(Anchorages, AK) – Past and prevailing weather conditions have caused extremely dry and windy conditions for western Alaska.  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 9, 17, 18, 19 and 21.

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.

 

NOTE: Public Order Burn Closure for Western Alaska

 

PUBLIC ORDER
BURN CLOSURE

WHEREAS, the period from April 1 to August 31, inclusive of each year has been designated the fire season by law; and,

WHEREAS, the State Forester has determined, pursuant to his statutory authority to do so (AS 41.15.050), that past and prevailing weather conditions have caused extremely dry and windy conditions; and,

WHEREAS, the State Forester has further determined that it is necessary to prohibit activities which unduly increase the fire danger,

IT IS HEREBY THE ORDER OF THE STATE FORESTER, beginning on June 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. ADST and continuing until further notice that:

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, private and municipal lands within western Alaska. This includes Game Management Units 9, 17, 18, 19 and 21.  Pursuant to 11 AAC 12.335 restrictions on open fires within state park units may vary from this order.

Failure to obey this order shall constitute grounds for prosecution pursuant to AS 41.15.140.

 

/signed
John “Chris” Maisch
State Forester and Division Director

 

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