State campfire closure lifted as of July 18 As of 8 a.m. Thursday, July 18, the Alaska Division of Forestry has rescinded a campfire closure on state, private and municipal lands in Southcentral Alaska. Campfires under three feet in diameter are now allowed in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the Copper River Basin and the Kenai Peninsula Borough. While campfires will be allowed in designated fire pits and rings in state campgrounds within the Municipality of Anchorage, the Municipality is retaining its ban on outdoor fires within the rest of the Municipality. Likewise, while campfire closures are being lifted on state, municipal and private lands, campfire restrictions on some federal lands are being retained. The public needs to check with the appropriate federal agency to determine whether fire restrictions are in place on any specific federal land.