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Pictured Rocks Lifts Emergency Fire Ban

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Date: September 4, 2007
Contact: Larry Hach, 906-387-2607, ext. 203

(Munising, MI) The emergency fire ban implemented August 16, 2007, within the backcountry of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has been lifted as of Tuesday, September 4, 2007. The lakeshore area has received substantial rainfall that reduced the fire danger.

Signs regarding this fire ban will now be removed from lakeshore trailheads that access the backcountry campsites. The lakeshore's visitor centers will also be disseminating this information to park visitors. However, visitors within the lakeshore are still urged to use caution with open fires and ensure they are dead out.

For further information concerning the lifting of the fire ban at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, contact park headquarters at (906) 387-2607.

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