Burn Ban Lifted on the Kenai Peninsula

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The KPB Office of Emergency Management call center is closed. Beginning Monday 06/02/14, residents may call the general OEM line at (907)262-4910. The OEM staff are available to answer calls during normal business hours 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. The information hotline will be put back in service as conditions warrant.

by Inciweb – March 31, 2014 around 7:00pm

CAMPFIRES ALLOWED IN DEVELOPED CAMPSITES ON THE KENAI PENINSULA

Open campfires are now allowed only in developed campsites in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula State Parks, and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula. Campfires must be in a metal fire grate provided by a state or federal agency in a developed campsite. Use of personal charcoal grills, cooking stoves, and gas grills are also allowed.

On other state and private lands on the Kenai Peninsula, cooking and warming fires are allowed in an established campfire ring. Burn permits are still suspended until further notice.

While current weather has moderated fire behavior on the Funny River fire, fire danger remains high over much of the Kenai Peninsula. Residents and visitors are urged to continue to use extreme caution with anything that could ignite a fire.

Questions regarding this emergency restriction should be directed to:

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (907) 262-7021

Chugach National Forest (907) 743-9500

Kenai Area State Parks (907) 262-5581

Kenai Area State Forestry (907) 262-4200

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