Anchorage burn ban takes effect due to high fire danger
The Anchorage Fire Department is implementing a burn ban for the Municipality of Anchorage due to elevated fire danger levels.
The ban began Friday afternoon and will remain in effect until fire conditions change. According to an AFD release, the ban "is based on the determination that the fire danger within the Municipality is Very High-Extreme."
The following is a list of what is not allowed under the ban:
• The usage of portable outdoor fireplaces
• Burn permits for burning spruce bark beetle slash
• Burning of yard debris (includes leaves, grass and tree limbs)
• The use of burn barrels or burning of trash, garbage, construction materials or other non-cured firewood
Electric, gas and charcoal barbecue grills are still permitted within the municipality. Enclosed pellet grills, such as Traeger, are also allowed.
AFD says all woody debris must be disposed of through curbside trash removal. the Solid Waste Service's transfer site, the landfill or the wood lot.
More information can be found on the fire department's website.
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