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Anchorage Fire Department
Friday August 30th, 2019 :: 09:15 a.m. AKDT


Reminder for the Labor Day Weekend - THE BURN BAN IS STILL IN EFFECT!

Open Fires are PROHIBITED within the Municipality of Anchorage. Even with the anticipated wet weather this weekend, the significant lack of rainfall over the summer and continuing drought conditions have considerably dried the surface and subsurface fuels and represent a very high fire danger.

  • Barbecue grills (electric, gas, and charcoal) are allowed.
  • Enclosed pellet grills (Traeger, etc.) are allowed.
  • Portable outdoor fireplaces may NOT be used.

The Municipality of Anchorage no longer issues Burn Permits.  As a reminder the following are always prohibited within the Municipality of Anchorage at any time:

  1. The use of burn barrels or burning trash, garbage, construction materials, or other non-cured firewood is prohibited.
  2. Burning of yard debris including leave, grass and tree limbs is prohibited.  All vegetation waste and woody debris must be disposed of through curbside trash removal, the Solid Waste Service's transfer site, primary landfill, or the wood lot.
  3. Burn permits are no longer available for burning spruce bark beetle slash. Please use the wood lots, when available, for disposing of woody debris. Contact AFD's Forester if you have questions at 267-4902.

For information about fire prevention and being fire wise, visit the AFD Wildfire Mitigation website.

If travelling south to the Kenai Peninsula, be aware of changing highway conditions due to the Swan Lake Fire (Alaska 511) and of recreational area closures: Swan Lake Fire – Area Closures

APD Nixle Release: It’s the last official camping weekend of the year – mind your Ps and Qs on the roadway


Please have a safe, fire wise, and festive Labor Day Weekend!

Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-227-9473

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