Temporary prohibition on open fires rescinded by BLM Fairbanks District Office and Glennallen Field Office

Cooler, wet weather patterns leads BLM to lift two fire bans

FAIRBANKS and GLENNALLEN, Alaska — On Monday, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Fairbanks District and Glennallen Field Office rescinded the fire prevention orders temporarily prohibited open fires on the BLM-managed public lands in eastern and central Alaska. Only one fire prevention order remains in place for BLM Alaska.  

The Fairbanks area Fire Prevention Order AK020-22-001 issued for the Gilmore Trail and Gold Run Creek area will remain in place until it expires on October 31, 2022, due to on-going concerns for protecting residential areas and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facility. Find fire orders for BLM Alaska online at https://www.blm.gov/programs/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/alaska-fire-service/fire-restrictions.

Weather conditions across much of eastern and central Alaska have shifted to a cloudy, cool and wet pattern allowing fuel moistures to moderate across the area. This has provided a more favorable environment for fire safety. Keep in mind, all fires must be maintained with water and tools on hand and fully extinguished by dousing with water and stirring until it's dead out. Never leave a campfire unattended. 

Wildland fire managers ask visitors and residents to be responsible with fire use and to exercise extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. 

Information on Alaska wildfires may be found at https://akfireinfo.com/.

Header Text: Smokey’s Wildfire Prevention Pledge   1st line text: Be careful with fire.  Graphic: Mom and toddler sitting by campfire.   2st line text: Never leave fire unattended. Graphic: Camper fishing with campfire nearby.   3rd line text: Always have water nearby. Campers roasting marshmallows with a bucket of water nearby. 4th line text: Don’t dump hot ash. Graphic:  Shovel dropping hot ash.   5th line:  Drown, stir, repeat until out cold. Graphic: Shovel stirring ash
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-BLM- 

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Bureau of Land Management

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Alaska State Office

Contacts

Name:
Teri Balser - Fairbanks District Office
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Scott Claggett - Anchorage District Office