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Users of nation's largest forest urged to be fire wise

 


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Officials with the nation's largest forest are warning people to be cautious with fire for the next few days.

The warm temperatures and dry conditions, combined with possible high winds, have prompted the warning about increased risk of wildfires in the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska.

The Ketchikan Daily News reports residents, campers, hunters and day users are encouraged to be extra careful with their fires.

Forestry fire management officer Tristan Fluharty says in a statement that there is no closure, but people should not leave any fire unattended...



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