Burn Permits are not required September – March; however, safe burning principles still apply… please burn safely!
Current Fire Danger: LOW
Burn Status and Fire Danger last updated on 09/04/2020
With summer waning, seasonal burn permits are no longer enforced. Please keep in mind safe burning practices at all times, and we certainly wouldn’t be upset if you called us to let us know you were burning (although this is not required in the “off season”).
All burn piles should be cleared of debris on all sides, should be supervised until embers are safely cooled, should remain under 10×10 in size, and should have ample water ready.
The weather forecast hints at a dry and windy week; thus, DNR has suspended all small scale and large scale burn permits until further notice. Click here to read more regarding the suspension. This does not apply to 3×3 cooking and warming fires, but safe burning practices should always be followed. That means keep the area clean of flammable material, keep water on hand, and always keep campfires supervised.
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 As of 8:00 am on July 7th, 2020, the suspension in no longer in effect.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!