Enhanced Burning Changeout Program Extended

FAIRBANKS-Officials with the Borough say people usually wait until after summer before applying for the woodstove changeout program.The Director of Transportation with Fairbanks North Star Borough says this year is no different. With a growing interest in the *Enhanced Wood Stove Change Out Program, officials will extend the deadline until the end of September. About 30 people applied for the enhanced program since it began in May and officials would like more people to swap out their inefficient burners.The enhanced program offers greater incentives and places the priority on outdoor hydronic heaters in North Pole and Fairbanks along with wood stoves around Dale Road.The Director of Transportation says some people in North Pole have already taken advantage of the program.