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Mount Rainier National Park parkwide fire ban goes into effect Friday, August 18, 2023

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Date: August 16, 2023
Contact: Mount Rainier Press Information Line, 360-569-6510

ASHFORD, Wash. – Beginning Friday, August 18, 2023 until rescinded, Mount Rainier National Park will implement a parkwide fire ban for all campfires and the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills. This ban is in place to reduce the risk of human-caused wildland fire area-wide during hot, dry conditions and high fire danger.  

The fire ban supports national incident management efforts by reducing the risk of wildland fire on park lands and the subsequent need to draw from limited firefighting resources.  

Use of portable, petroleum-filled cooking stoves, heating devices, and/or lanterns using liquefied or bottled fuel are permissible provided such devices can be turned off.  

Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices in any location on federal lands is always prohibited. If you observe smoke or flames inside the park or on nearby lands, please dial 911 or notify a ranger. 

More information about visiting the park and park alerts can be found at the Mount Rainier National Park website. Current campground information is posted on the park’s website. Visit the park’s road status page for the latest information on road construction projects. 

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Last updated: August 16, 2023

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