fire season Fire crews getting handle on Peninsula burns By Shaylon Cochran • Jun 7, 2019 Patrick Quiner/Alaska Division of Forestry Fire crews are getting a handle on a number of wildland fires across the Kenai Peninsula. Lightning strikes are the cause for all but one of the seven fires currently burning. Lightning sparks wildland fires on Kenai Peninsula By Shaylon Cochran • Jun 6, 2019 Jason Jordet/Alaska Division of Forestry More thunderstorms are in the forecast for the end of the week and lightning associated with that weather sparked several wildland fires on the Kenai Peninsula Wednesday. Fire season underway on Kenai Peninsula By Shaylon Cochran • Apr 30, 2019 Fire season is definitely here. The state Division of Forestry has put a burn ban in effect for the Kenai Peninsula, as the slow march toward green up continues.