Fire is a fact of life – and a valuable tool for managing our natural resources – here at Mammoth Cave National Park. Follow the links below to learn more about our fire management, and to find useful fire-related resources.
Did You Know?
In 1841, cave owner Dr. John Croghan believed the cave air might cure his patients suffering from tuberculosis. He brought 16 patients into Mammoth Cave that winter and housed them in stone and wood huts. After some perished, they left the cave, for of course the cave air offered no cure.