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NPS Temporary Fire Ban in Effect

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Date: June 24, 2011
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3005

Harkers Island, North Carolina – Superintendent Pat Kenney announced today that Cape Lookout National Seashore will comply with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources temporary ban on all open burning in areas of North Carolina south of U.S. 64 and east of Interstate 95, which includes Carteret county where the Seashore is located.

The ban on open burning is necessary because of the dry weather conditions and an increase in wildland fire activity throughout eastern North Carolina.

In conjunction with the State’s ban on open burning, all beach fires are temporarily banned on Cape Lookout National Seashore beaches. The use of grills for cooking is still permitted. Caution should be exercised while cooking outdoors and lit materials should be confined to the grill apparatus. Visitors are asked to dispose of used charcoal and any smoking materials, such as cigar or cigarette butts, carefully and away from any combustible materials. Additionally, visitors are reminded that fireworks are strictly prohibited at the National Seashore.

For more information, contact park headquarters at 252-728-2250.

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