Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection burn permit suspensions for May 4, 2024 – Alaska Wildland Fire Information

By Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection on May 4, 2024

The DOF Delta Area Office is suspending burn permits in the Delta Area Saturday, May 4 due to high winds. The suspensions will remain in place until the weather changes. Burning of debris piles or using a burn barrel is prohibited. Please note that cooking and warming types fires are still allowed but extreme caution must be used due to high wildfire potential should an ember escape or a fire be left unattended or not completely put out.

Please check https://dnr.alaska.gov/burn/fireareas/delta or call the burn permit hotline 907-895-5483 for the most current updates.

Fairbanks and Delta are at High and Very High fire danger levels, meaning outdoor burning is dangerous and fires will start easily from all causes. New fires will spread rapidly with increasing intensity. Fires in light or dead fuels will quickly demonstrate high intensity characteristics. Fire suppression and mop-up will take an extended and thorough effort.

Red Flag Warning in effect May 4 for Delta Junction & Eastern Alaska Range N. of Trims Camp

State law requires those wanting to conduct any open burning on state, private and municipal lands from April 1 through Aug. 31 to obtain burn permits from the Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection either online or at your local DOF office. This includes burning brush piles, using burn barrels, agricultural burning and burning of maintained lawns. Burn permits are NOT required for camping, cooking or warming fires less than three feet in diameter with flame lengths less than two feet high. However, it’s not suggested during windy days or when and where there are red flag warnings.

You can also find more information about the Forestry burn permit program and suspensions at https://dnr.alaska.gov/burn

For current information on DOF Burn Permits, call the hotline at DOF Area Offices:

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Categories: Alaska DNR – Division of Forestry (DOF), burn permit suspension, Fire Restrictions, Red Flag Warning

Tags: 2024 Alaska Fire Season, Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection, burn permit suspension, Red Flag Warning

 
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