Campfires Banned in Alabama National Forests

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's dry weather has prompted the U.S. Forest Service to ban the use of campfires in Alabama's four national forests except in developed recreation sites.

Forest Supervisor Steve Lohr said the restrictions apply to the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee national forests. He said fireworks are also banned throughout the national forests, including developed recreation sites.

He said the restrictions will remain in effect until Aug. 31, unless weather conditions indicate otherwise. Anyone violating the restrictions could be fined up to $5,000.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2012 at 08:27 PM
    Who would need a camp fire in 100 degree heat. Wait till day light and cook your eggs and bacon on the hood of your car.
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