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High temps, dry weather mean higher fire risk
Forest Service asks forest users to exercise caution with fires


September 20, 2010

Ketchikan, Alaska - Recent high temperatures, dry weather and fire can be a risky combination. Fire officials on the Tongass National Forest are asking that all area residents, campers, hunters, and day users of the national forest be cautious with any fire.

"We're not under any closures," said Forest Fire Management Officer Troy Hagan, "but we are in a period of late summer dry weather, so hunters and recreationists should be extra careful where fire is concerned."

The Forest Service request that if you do decide to build a fire, do not leave it unattended at any time, and to please make sure you take the time to put it out completely.

The Forest Service is asking the public to remain vigilant when it comes to fire safety.



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United States Forest Service


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