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Crater Lake National Park rescinds fire ban

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Crater Lake National Park

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The fire danger level in Crater Lake National Park has dropped from high to moderate due to recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures, officials said Monday.

Effective last Wednesday at 12:01 a.m., the park rescinded the fire restrictions implemented on July 31 and the fire ban implemented on Sept. 8.

To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the following regulatory provisions apply to fires within Crater Lake National Park.   

Campfires 

The lighting or maintaining of fires is generally prohibited, except as provided for in the following designated areas or receptacles, and under the conditions noted: 

  • Mazama Campground in grills or grates provided in designated campsites. Please note: Mazama campground is closed for the year. 
  • Within National Park Service or concession residential areas, by residents and their guests, within grills and/or fire grates that fully contain the fire.  
  • Fires must be fully contained within established fire grills, grates or rings. No bonfires (large fires that spill outside of the fire receptacle, use stacks of flammable material such as cardboard boxes or wood pallets or have excessive flame heights that could easily become uncontrolled) are allowed.  
  • Fires will be constantly monitored while burning and will be completely extinguished after use.  
     

Fireworks 

Fireworks are prohibited in the park at all times. 

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