Chugach National Forest Announces Additional Fire Restrictions for Glacier and Seward Ranger Districts

Contact(s): Alicia King


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Forest Service

Chugach National Forest

161 East 1st Ave., Door 8
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

 

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Contact: Alicia King (907) 231-0172 alicia.king@usda.gov
 

Anchorage, AK—July 7, 2019— The Chugach National Forest has issued a Temporary Fire Prohibition in effect on the Chugach National Forest for the Kenai Peninsula area of the Forest. The following activities are prohibited: Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire including charcoal; operating an internal combustion engine; welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame on the Chugach National Forest.

Exception to the Order includes: the use of internal combustion engines on a roadway and/or the use of portable stoves or lanterns that have a dedicated on/off controller or switch that utilize gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel. 

Special Order 10-04-00-19-13 remains in effect from July 7, 2019 and will be terminated when fire danger conditions allow.

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