Burn Suspension Lifted

As of yesterday, the burn suspension has been lifted for the Kenai Peninsula. The Department of Natural Resources issued a press release stating,

(Kenai Peninsula, AK) – With moderating weather and precipitation experienced throughout the Kenai Peninsula, the burn suspension has been lifted. As of 8:00 am on July 7th, 2020, the suspension in no longer in effect.

All open debris burning requires a permit. Small-Scale Burn Permits can be obtained online and at local fire departments. Please follow the safe burning platform outlined in the permit. To burn a brush pile larger than ten feet in diameter and four feet in height, a Large-Scale Burn Permit is required. For any assistance in obtaining a permit, or if you have any questions regarding burning, please call the Division of Forestry’s local office.

CONTACT: Soldotna Forestry 907-260-4200

Burn Permits are available at a variety of locations, including the McNeil Fire Station 1, Fritz Creek General Store, the DOF Office on Kachemak Drive, online, and others. Please respect social distancing and Covid precautions. Enjoy your summer days, burn smart, and be safe!

Happy and Safe 4th of July

Summer is in full swing with birds singing and temperatures rising. And as we approach the 4th, we would like to remind our community to be safe and smart. Remember that the DOF Burn Suspension is still in place for all non-cooking and non-warming fires larger than 3×3 in size, and the sale and use of fireworks is prohibited throughout the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Should you choose to celebrate with a cook out, please keep ample water on hand at all times. Conditions are dry, and you may be surprised to see how readily a fire pit can get out of control. Additionally, the COVID-19 virus is still a reality, so please practice social distancing to the best of your abilities while you enjoy these beautiful sunny days.

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