Voyageurs National Park News Release
May 23, 2007
For Immediate Release
Terry Severson (218) 283-6600
Voyageurs National Park LIFTS burning restrictions
The rainfall received this past weekend and earlier this week over much of northern Minnesota has moderated fire danger for the short term. Rainfall amounts received across Minnesota varied from a trace to almost two inches. Given the rainfall amounts received, Voyageurs National Park has lifted the ban on fires in the park effective noon today.
Once again, visitors can have recreational fires (campfires) in designated metal fire rings. Charcoal fueled fires in metal fire rings and grills are also allowed.
Fires in rock rings are not allowed. Rock rings do not contain fires properly and can allow fire to escape.
The park staff thanks everyone for cooperating with the fire ban during the recent extreme fire danger period.