Anchorage fire officials lifted a municipal burn ban Wednesday as soaking rains and cool weather reduced fire danger.
The wildfire danger has dropped into the low-to-moderate range, according to an Anchorage Fire Department statement Wednesday. The fire department website has updated information about burning.
The changed policy still allows only outside recreational burning, according to the fire department.
Burn permits are no longer available for burning spruce bark beetle slash, according to the municipal fire mitigation website. Yard debris including leaves, grass and tree limbs cannot be burned and must be disposed of through curbside trash removal, the solid waste service transfer site or the landfill.
Record heat prompted fire officials to implement the ban July 3.