Fire Chiefs issue advisory

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) The stretch of warm and dry weather has led to an advisory from area fire chiefs.

    The North Tongass Fire Department, Ketchikan Fire Department and South Tongass Fire Department announced they would not issue any burn permits.  Open burns of any kind are highly discouraged.

    The National Weather Service in Juneau forecast calls for continued warm temperatures, low humidity and no measurable precipitation until August 1.  Winds could gust up to 20 miles per hour.  The combination of these weather factors push the fire danger into high range and provide an environment where fires can spread rapidly.

    No fires will be allowed on the beach until August 1.


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