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Fire Restrictions In Place For Nantahala, Pisgah National Forests-Brevard NC

 

Last updated 4/9/2020 at 7:04pm



Fire restrictions are now in effect for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests due to high fire danger. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire is now prohibited. Possessing, discharging or using any kind of firework or other pyrotechnic device is also prohibited.

The restrictions are in effect until Aug. 8, unless rescinded earlier due to changed conditions. Commercially available fuel stoves (camp stoves) can be used at this time.

The N.C. Carolina Forest Service issued a burn ban for 32 Western counties on April 3. For more information, visit www. ncforestservice.gov/news_pubs/newsdesk_2020.htm.

Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, N.C. Forest Service and local volunteer fire departments have responded to multiple wildfires on federal, state and private land. Many fires are being investigated for suspected arson. Call your local law enforcement officials if you have information about persons setting fires or bragging about setting fires. If you see someone starting a fire, call 911.

Consider delaying visits and camping trips. Stay up to date on current closures at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/currentclosures.

 
 

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