Alaska Division of Forestry warns hunters to be careful with fire

Hunters will need to be cautious when having campfires, according to Tim Mowry with the Alaska Division of Forestry. (Photo Courtesy of AKfireinfo.com)
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska Hunting season is nearly here, with caribou and sheep hunting opening soon.

But hunters will need to be cautious when having campfires, according to Tim Mowry with the Alaska Division of Forestry.

"We try to send out a reminder to hunters to be careful with fire, you know, while they are out in the field, while they are out in the woods. Specifically campfires, you know, no hunting camp is really complete without a campfire, we understand that, but we just ask people to be careful and put their campfires away from any flammable vegetation. You know preferably in an open space on a gravel bar or on mineral soil and just keep an eye and make sure those fires are out when you leave."

Mowry also says that grass and debris can get caught on an ATV muffler, engine, or exhaust, which can start a fire.

To learn more go to: AK Fire Info