The Anchorage Fire Department has received multiple calls and questions in regard to what is allowed during the burn ban.

To clarify: Campfires, even those in designated campgrounds in fire rings, are not allowed within the Municipality.

Anchorage Fire Chief, Jodie Hettrick, issued a Burn Ban for the Municipality of Anchorage effective today, Friday, June 28th 2019 at 3:30 pm. The burn ban is based on the determination that the fire danger within the Municipality is Very High-Extreme. The burn ban will stay in effect until the fire danger conditions change.

Barbecue grills (electric, gas & charcoal) are allowed today. Enclosed pellet grills (Traeger, etc.) are also allowed. Portable outdoor fireplaces may NOT be used.

As a reminder the following are no longer allowed within the Municipality at any time:

Burn permits for burning spruce bark beetle slash.

Burning of yard debris including leaves, grass and tree limbs. All woody debris must be disposed of through curbside trash removal, the Solid Waste Service's transfer site or the landfill or the wood lot.

The use of burn barrels or burning of trash, garbage, construction materials, or other non-cured firewood is prohibited.

You can visit the Anchorage Fire Department website at to learn how we determine the fire danger.

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