Burn Ban Rescinded at Lake Meredith and Alibates

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 06/05 2014 01:46PM

Updated 06/05 2014 09:21PM

FRITCH -- Because of recent rain, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument have removed the burn ban.

Fires may be built in designated fire grills, fire rings, portable stoves or grills, or small ground fires three feet in diameter or less and encircled by a barrier are permitted.

Fires are prohibited:

  • Backcountry areas - Any type of open fires is prohibited. The use of portable stoves is permitted.

  • A ground fire is prohibited on the designated swimming beach at Spring Canyon.

  • The burning of materials containing hardware (i.e. pallets) is prohibited.

  • The burning of garbage, refuse, and discarded materials regardless of the physical makeup of the items is prohibited.

  • Fires shall be extinguished upon termination of use.

  • All unattended fires must be completely extinguished with no burning material remaining.

These are the current burn bans in effect: Moore, Hutchinson, Roberts, Hemphill, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Wheeler, Deaf Smith, Armstorng, Donley, Collingsworth, Parmer, Castro, Hall, and Childress.

In Oklahoma: Texas, Cimmaron, and Beaver.

In New Mexico: Curry and Roosevelt.

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