June 2, 2014
Contact: Traci Weaver
Recent storms brought sufficient rain to Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alagnak Wild River and Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve to moderate the fire danger and allow park officials to lift the burn closure.
While campfires are now 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 www.akfireinfo.com or fire.ak.blm.gov.