State Forestry officials are cautioning interior residents to be careful with anything that could spark a wildfire. Memorial Day weekend will see Alaskans out recreating during stretch of very hot dry weather, and Forestry spokeswoman Maggie Rogers says the chance of accidentally starting a wildfire is high.
The state also lists cigarettes, yard burning and target shooting as potential wild fire starters. There are burn restrictions in place in some areas, including Fairbanks. That means all burning, except for small warming fires, is banned.
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