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Burn Ban Remains in Place for the Lake Clark National Park

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Lake Clark National Park
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The recent wet weather has alleviated the fire danger across much of southwest Alaska and many of the burn bans put in place in May have been lifted. That includes the bans in the City of Dillingham and the Bristol Bay Borough. However, the burn ban in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is still in place. Park managers are waiting for more rain to moderate the fire danger. As of Friday, the Port Alsworth and Lake Clark areas had only received a tenth of an inch of rainfall. Park officials confirms that they will lift the burn ban in conjunction with the Lake and Peninsula Borough, which also has a burn ban in place. The threshold for lifting the burn ban in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is when the area receives at least a quarter inch of rain. Park Officials confirms that elevated fire danger still exists in portions of the Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake region. Officials are still calling for residents and visitors to use caution with off-road vehicles and other recreational activities that could start a wildfire.