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[ARCHIVED] City of Valdez News Release: Burn Permit Suspension in Effect

23.11 News Release 2023.08.07 Burn Suspension in Effect

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Burn Permit Suspension in Effect


For immediate release: 08/07/2023, TIME 1:30 p.m.


Valdez, AK – Due to hot, dry, and windy conditions, a Redflag Warning and Burn Permit Suspension was issued by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry & Fire Protection (DOF), effective Saturday, August 5, until further notice.  


Burn Permit Suspensions prohibit any burning that requires a small- or large-scale permit. This includes burn barrels, debris piles, and lawn burns. Campfires are allowed.


To view the official Burn Suspension Notice, visit:


To learn more about the current wildfires in Alaska, visit:






Contact: Ana Stroup, communications director, 907.834.3400 or

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