ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska State Fair could lose a landmark, fair officials report the State Fire Marshall says six log cabins are not up to fire code. The buildings house some of the fair's longest running vendors, and have been around since the 60's.
"Last November we received notice from the Fire Marshal that we needed to install fire suppression units in the log cabins," Dean Phipps, Marketing Director for the Alaska State Fair said.
The fair put together a committee to take a look at all the options.
"We have presented different options to the Fire Marshal and have asked them to clarify," Phipps said.
Meanwhile, over a dozen vendors are wondering what the future holds.
"This is a family booth and every year we get to work together, two weeks to see all our friends, we would hate to be finished with the fair," Sheree Hugli, owner of Boardwalk Peaches said.
"Nothing has been set in stone," Wild Bill's Buffalo Burger owner Larry Imm said. "I think that it can be resolved with the vendor and the fair and the Fire Marshal."
The fair has until 2013, said Phipps.