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AFD Puts Burn Ban Into Place Tuesday Evening
The Anchorage Fire Department is instituting a burn ban because of the prolonged dry weather.
ANCHORAGE- The Anchorage Fire Department is instituting a burn ban because of the prolonged dry weather.
A municipal-wide ban goes into effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday. All open burning is prohibited, including permitted burns, outdoor fires and use of portable fireplaces.
Anchorage Fire Department forester John See says in a release that the only exceptions are uses of gas, electric and charcoal barbecues and fish smokers.
Officials say warm and dry weather and minimal precipitation have made for very high to extreme fire danger levels. The current warm and dry period in Anchorage is expected to last through the week.
People who ignore the ban will be fined $75 per occurrence.