The Transylvania Times -

Campfire Ban Now In Effect At State Parks, Including Gorges-Brevard NC


November 7, 2016

Due to an extremely high risk of wildfire, 14 state parks in western North Carolina have placed temporary bans on campfires, according to North Carolina State Parks. Restrictions on campfires and cooking fires could be expanded to other parks on short notice, depending on local conditions.

Wildfires of less than 100 acres have erupted at Chimney Rock State Park in Rutherford County and South Mountains State Park in Burke County, and extremely dry conditions at all western state parks present a wildfire risk. Backcountry trails and campsites at South Mountains have been closed. Rangers from...

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