Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Due to recent rains and favorable weather forecasts, Mammoth Cave National Park officials have lifted the burn restriction that was placed on all open fires within the park. The restriction has been in place since mid-September and applied to the use of campfires in the park’s three front country campgrounds and all back-country campsites and picnic areas. Visitors are now permitted to use the fire pits and grills found within these areas.
Visitors are reminded to always use caution when building and enjoying a campfire. Fires should never be left unattended and a source of water or fire extinguisher should be close at hand. Fires should be completely extinguished so that the coals are no longer hot to the touch once the fire is now longer being used.