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Fire Restrictions on Open Fires in the Backcountry Lifted at Big South Fork NRRA

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Date: October 24, 2019
Contact: Christopher Derman, 423-569-9778

Due to recent precipitation, Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas announced the removal of restrictions on open fires within the backcountry of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Drought conditions for the area prompted the campfire restrictions on September 20. 

Fire management staff stress that weather conditions can change rapidly. Both visitors and residents are asked to stay informed of fire danger and conditions.

Use caution when building fires. They must be completely extinguished with water, and cold to the touch before leaving them unattended. Fire must be used in accordance with state, local and park regulations.

Last updated: October 25, 2019

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