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Fire Marshal office suspends fireworks in parts of Alaska

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Juneau, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Fire Marshal Office has stopped using fireworks in most parts of the state because of the danger of fire.

In a statement by the State Department of Public Safety, the Fire Department, along with the Forest Fire Department, Kenai Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna, Denali, and Fairbanks North Star districts.

The statement states that this outage also applies to Delta Junctions, Tok, the "surroundings" area upstream of the Tanana Valley, and the Copper River basin area.

State Fire Marshal Richard Boothby quoted the holiday weather forecast for the weekend.

"There are many wilderness firefighters and assets already assigned to burning fires in the state, so no more man-made fires are possible," he said. It is stated in.

On Thursday, the state's readiness level was raised to the highest possible level. This happens when a large fire that requires an incident management team occurs in multiple regions.

According to the Alaska Inter-Ministerial Coordination Center, a total of 368 fires broke out in Alaska this year at 2,785 square miles (7,213 square kilometers).

As of Thursday, authorities said there were 159 active burning fires in Alaska. 19 of them were personnel.