Peninsula burn permit suspension lifted

The general burn permit suspension has been lifted on the Kenai Peninsula.

The Alaska Division of Forestry Kenai-Kodiak office lifted the suspension effective noon Friday, according to a notice from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.

“Due to the precipitation, the fire danger had moderated enough to where we could allow general burning under the burn permits,” said Fire Prevention Technician John Winters.

A permit must be obtained before burning, and those who have general burn permits must still follow the rules laid out in them, Winters said. Permits can be picked up locally or online, he said. People who plan to burn still have to call the phone number on their permits prior to starting any burn, Winters said.

The Kenai Fire Department, which typically follows suit with the Division of Forestry, has also lifted its burn permit suspension, also effective at noon.

Reach Megan Pacer at megan.pacer@peninsulaclarion.com.

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