Fire Ban Continues

The fire ban includes Voyageurs National Park as well as all of St Louis County. It just will not rain up here in the northland. The last time it rained was on August 13th and we only received 2 tenths of an inch – not much…

Voyageurs National Park issues burning restrictions

 

Severe drought conditions and lack of rainfall have increased fire danger that continues to plague Northeastern Minnesota.  In cooperation with area counties, the Minnesota DNR, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, fire restrictions will be implemented in Voyageurs National Park.

 

Effective Friday, August 17, 2007 at 8:00 am, Voyageurs National Park will prohibit all campfires within the park. The following restrictions will apply throughout the park:

 

Not Allowed:
·         recreational fires (campfires)
·         charcoal or paper fueled fires or grills
 

Allowed:
·         gas and propane fired camp stoves, grills, or similar devices
 

 

“We ask for everyone’s understanding and cooperation during this critical time,” VNP Superintendent Miller said.  “We will remove these restrictions as soon as conditions within the park become favorable.”

 

 

 

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