June 2, 2014
Contact: Traci Weaver
Weekend storms brought an inch of rain to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, moderating fire danger enough that park officials are lifting the burn closure.
While campfires are allowed in the park and preserve, visitors should minimize impact using existing campfire rings or building their campfires on beaches or gravel bars where water and ice will wash evidence away. Always ensure fires are cold to the touch before leaving them.
Conditions can change rapidly, so wildland fire managers ask visitors and residents to stay informed of fire danger and conditions. We all have a hand in a safe fire season.
For statewide wildfire information, visit fire.ak.blm.gov or www.akfireinfo.com.