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Contact: Sally Hurlbert, 540-999-3500 ext. 3300
Luray, VA – Shenandoah National Park officials are lifting a parkwide fire ban that was put in effect last month. Extremely dry conditions prompted the ban for the southern areas of the Park on November 16. The ban was extended parkwide on November 21.
Recent rainfall has improved conditions resulting in lifting the fire ban. However, Jeff Koenig, Fire Management Officer added, “Fire management will continue to closely monitor fire danger in Shenandoah National Park.”
Fires are generally prohibited in Shenandoah’s backcountry, but are allowed in park-built grates at picnic areas and some shelters and cabins. Campgrounds are closed for the season.
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