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Anchorage Fire Department lifts municipal burn ban

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: September 11, 2019
  • Published September 11, 2019

The Anchorage Fire Department suspended a municipal burn ban Wednesday, citing rain and cooler temperatures.

“Outdoor recreational fires are allowed. This includes barbecue grills, portable outdoor fireplaces, recreational, ceremonial and open cooking fires,” the fire department said in a statement Wednesday.

Record high temperatures and drought had led fire officials to issue varying degrees of burn bans this summer throughout Anchorage.

The fire department also reminded residents that burning trash and yard debris is “always prohibited within the Municipality of Anchorage at any time” and that burn permits are no longer issued by the municipality.

Included with the statement was a “Open Fire Decision Tree” that provides guidance and regulations what type of fires are and are not allowed in the municipality.

An ’Open Fire Decision Tree ’ as provided by the Anchorage Fire Department in a statement lifting the summer 2019 burn ban. (Photo provided by the Anchorage Fire Department)