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Preventative Measure Implemented Due to Increased Fire Danger

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Date: April 2, 2021
Contact: Erik Westpfahl, Chief Ranger, 575-236-1423

Due to increased fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has implemented the following preventative measure:

  • Using park provided fire/charcoal grills or personal fire/charcoal grills is prohibited at Rattlesnake Springs Picnic Area

This week a wildland fire burned within one-quarter mile of the Rattlesnake Springs Picnic Area.

The increased fire danger is due to prolonged hot, dry, and windy weather. These factors result in extremely dry vegetation that is highly susceptible to even the smallest spark.

This preventative measure will be in effect until the fire danger subsides.

Last updated: April 2, 2021

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