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Fire Restrictions

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Date: April 5, 2012
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270

Fire Restrictions Effective on April 6 in Portions of

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Fire restrictions in portions of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway will become effective on Friday, April 6, 2012.The restrictions prohibit campfires and smoking outside.

Areas affected by these restrictions are National Park Service land along:

·the St. Croix River from Gordon Dam south to Nevers Dam;

·the Namekagon River from Highway 53 in Trego, Wisconsin, to its confluence with the St. Croix River.

These areas are located in all or portions of the following counties:Polk, Burnett, Washburn, and Douglas in Wisconsin and Chisago and Pine in Minnesota.

Gas-type contained cooking stoves and lanterns are permitted.

The restrictions are in effect because of very high fire danger in the affected areas. Fires start readily from a match or sparks, spread quickly, and spot readily.


Did You Know?

two men with a circular ice saw.  In the background blocks of ice are moving up a ramp into an ice house

Before the invention of refrigerators, people harvested ice from rivers and lakes in the winter and stored the ice, covered in sawdust, in buildings. An ice house, storing ice from the river, once stood near the site of the park headquarters for St. Croix NSR, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.