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State suspends burn permits in Mat-Su and Kenai Peninsula

The Alaska Division of Forestry has again suspended burning in two regions because of wildfire danger amid warm, dry weather.

The division announced Thursday that suspensions of both small- and large-scale burn permits have been issued for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Kenai Peninsula.

The suspensions took effect Thursday and include suspensions of open burning of debris and the use of burn barrels.

Cooking fires and warming fires of less than 3 feet are permitted during a burn suspension if safe burning guidelines are followed. That includes having plenty of water to control and completely extinguish a fire.

The municipality of Anchorage burn ban is still in effect.

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