Entries by Courtney Moody

2020 Fire Prevention Safety Week

On October 8, 1871, tragedy struck Chicago as one of America’s most devastating fires consumed the city. The fire ravaged for three days, killing almost 300 people and leaving another 100,000 homeless after over 17,400 structures were lost to the flames. The true cause of the fire remains lost to history, but it is widely […]

Seasonal Burn Permits: OPEN

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 […]

August 2020 Burn Suspension in Place

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DOF Burn Suspension in Effect

Until further notice, the Department of Forestry has issued a burn suspension on all Small Scale Burn Permits and Large Scale Burn Permits starting today, May 1, 2020. The suspension is in response to the novel COVID-19 virus limiting wildland resources this summer. Please follow this link for more information. Individuals found violating the suspension […]

Public Closures at KESA

Kachemak Emergency Services has been closed to the public since March 16, 2020 due to COVID-19. However, please know that we are still working to serve our community during these uncertain times. Fire and EMS services will continue to be provided as normal. We are functioning under the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and […]

Burn Suspension Effective May 1, 2020

The Department of Forestry has issued a burn suspension on all Small Scale Burn Permits and Large Scale Burn Permits starting on May 1, 2020. The suspension is in response to the novel COVID-19 virus limiting wildland resources this summer. Please follow this link for more information. This suspension includes: the use of burn barrels, […]