Fire Use Restriction Announced For Padre Island National Seashore
Contact: William Botts, 361-949-8068
Superintendent Joe Escoto has issued a burn ban for Padre Island National Seashore. All sizes of campfires are prohibited. The burn ban was issued due to a combination of drought conditions and high wind speeds. In order to prevent the spread of unplanned wildfires, only charcoal and gas grills are permitted. Charcoal grilling is permitted as long as it is in an enclosed container. Care should be taken to see that hot coals are completely extinguished and properly disposed of.
The Corpus Christi area
has received very little rainfall in recent weeks. Park managers enacted the
fire restriction for public safety due to the extreme fire danger and large
quantities of dry fuels. This restriction will remain in effect until the park
receives a measurable amount of rain or
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