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, 10’x10′ debris/slash piles, 1 acre mowed lawn burns, and specially permitted Large Scale Burns. Keep in mind that cooking, warming, and signaling fires are not affected by this suspension, but still require the following to be in compliance: must be 3’x3′ in diameter with no bigger than 2′ high flames, water must be on site, the fire perimeter must be clean to reduce possible spread, do not burn on windy days, and please do not leave an active fire or warm embers unattended. Individuals found violating the suspension or burning out of compliance are subject to penalties found on page 16 of the Alaska Wildland Fire Protection Statutes and Regulations Booklet.

Until May 1, Small Scale Burn Permits can be downloaded and printed at this link. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click “Obtain a Small Scale Burn Permit,” and follow the instructions.

Thank you for you efforts through these strange times, and please check the Alaska Department of Forestry for updated burn status.