Alaska Fire Restrictions: Statewide
To report a wildland fire call 911 or Alaska Fire Center 1-800-237-3633
The Alaska Fire Center operates on an interagency basis with the Bureau of Land Management, State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) , USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Military in Alaska.
Burn Permit Information
Some agencies require a permit for burning activities. You are responsible for acquiring a permit when needed. The following agencies require a permit:
ADEC Air Quality Burn Regulations/Restrictions
DNR Burn Permit Information
- DNR burn permits are required during fire season for all open burning, with a few exceptions. Please visit Burning in Alaska for more information.
- Division of Forestry burn permit suspensions and burn closures are defined by State statute. They apply on State, borough, municipal, city, and private lands. Burn permit suspensions are typically issued for a Protection Area or portion thereof. State burn closures are issued by the Commissioner of Natural Resources or State Forester and require public notice to establish and rescind. The Alaska Division of Forestry essentially has two types of burn restrictions.
DNR Burn Suspension Information
- Burn permits are temporarily not allowed due to fire danger or hazardous weather conditions as determined by the Department of Natural Resources. During a burn suspension, no open burning, lawn burning or the use of burn barrels is allowed. Warming fires and campfires smaller than 3 feet in diameter are allowed during a burn suspension. However, the Division of Forestry recommends that people refrain from lighting any open fire until changing weather conditions have reduce the fire danger.
DNR Burn Closure Information
- The setting of all fires, burning, entry, or other use of land is prohibited within a designated area or statewide, as determined by the Commissioner of Natural Resources or State Forester and require public notice to establish and rescind. Burn closures may apply to one or more ADF&G Game Management Units.
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