ANCHORAGE, (KTUU) - The Anchorage Fire Department is advising the public that a burn ban is still in effect.
AFD says they’ve received multiple calls and questions regarding what is allowed during the burn ban.
- To be clear, AFD says outdoor fires are not allowed during the burn ban. This includes:
- Bon fires
- Open flame cooking fires (except barbecues)
- Portable outdoor fireplaces
- Fixed/built in outdoor fireplaces
- Grass or yard debris burning
- And any other heat sources which have the potential to start a grass or wildland fire.
You can visit the Anchorage Fire Department website to learn how we determine the fire danger.
Alaska State Troopers are also sending out a warning.
- AST says fire danger across the state continues to remain high. As a result, the following locations have a suspension of sale and use of fireworks:
- Fairbanks North Star Borough
- Kenai Peninsula Borough
- Matanuska-Susitna Borough
- Copper River Valley, including Glennallen south to Valdez
- Tanana Valley north of the Alaska Range
- Northern Panhandle
- Municipality of Skagway and Juneau Borough.
- Kodiak Borough
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