Hot temps, dry weather mean
higher fire risk
Forest Service asks recreationists
to exercise caution with flames
June 08, 2009
Record high temperatures, dry weather and fire can be a risky
combination. That's why fire officials on the Tongass National
Forest are asking that all area residents, campers, hunters,
and day users to the national forest be cautious with any fire.
"We're not under any closures," said Assistant Forest
Fire Management Officer Brian Sines, "but we are in a period
of higher temperatures 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
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.
For more information, contact your local Forest Service ranger
district or Assistant Forest FMO Brian Sines at 907-874-7556.
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