• High fire danger leads to burn restrictions on Cumberland Island

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    ST. MARYS, Ga. - Due to high temperatures and severe lack of rainfall, the Cumberland Island National Seashore has issued a temporary ban on all open fires.


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    The ban prohibits smoking outside of an enclosed vehicle or developed recreation site "in an area of barren, mineral soil," as well as wood and charcoal fires. Cigarette butts must be properly disposed of.

    Gas camp stoves are still allowed, but they can't be left unattended for any length of time.

    The fire ban will remain in effect until conditions improve and the park superintendent lifts the restrictions.

    Park attendees are encouraged to report smoke and fire on the island by calling 911.

    More information on the fire ban and current conditions at Cumberland Island National Seashore is available here.

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