Warm temps and little rain: Alaska fire danger

Posted: Monday, May 31, 2010

FAIRBANKS - Alaska fire officials urge caution during the Memorial Day weekend because low temperatures and little rain has raised the fire danger.

Permitted burning has been suspended for days. But forestry fire manager Robert Schmoll says the state has not restricted campfires yet.

Schmoll advises against building a fire of any kind unless it is absolutely necessary and keeping it small. He says people should put your hands in the ashes before they leave to make sure there are no hot coals.

Schmoll also advises against using chain saws or recreational vehicles that heat up and can spark a fire.

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