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Warm & dry weather conditions bring increased wildfire risk to Tongass National Forest


May 15, 2015
Friday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - High temperatures, possible high winds and drier weather conditions are forecasted for the Tongass National Forest for the near future. Tongass fire officials are asking that all area residents, campers, hunters, and day users across the forest enjoy the beautiful spring conditions but please be cautious with any open fire activities.

“We’re not under any closures,” said Forest Fire Management Officer Tristan Fluharty, “but we are in a period of warmer temperatures, possible high wind and dry weather, so recreationists should be extra careful where fire is concerned.”

If you do have any type of a fire, do not leave it unattended at any time, and please make sure you take the time to put it out completely.

The current weather pattern is expected to remain over Southeast Alaska for the next several days, so the Forest Service is asking the public to remain vigilant when it comes to fire safety.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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U.S. Forest Service - Tongass National Forest


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