Burning Ban - Daniel Boone Nat. Forest - Oct. 2008

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Burning Ban - Daniel Boone Nat. Forest - Oct. 2008

Post by captain static » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:42 pm

For Immediate Release Contact: Kimberly Morgan

Daniel Boone Forest Supervisor orders burning ban


WINCHESTER, Ky., Oct.6, 2008 – On Monday, October 6, Forest Supervisor Jerome Perez issued an emergency order that bans campfires outside of developed recreation areas. The order prohibits “building, maintaining, attending or using fire, charcoal, or campfire outside of a developed recreational siteâ€

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Post by captain static » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:24 pm

For Immediate Release Contact: Kimberly Morgan

Campfire ban being enforced on the Daniel Boone National Forest


WINCHESTER, Ky., Oct. 14, 2008 – Out of 55 citations issued by Forest Service law enforcement officers in the Red River Gorge last weekend, nearly 50 percent were written in violation of the recent campfire ban in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Two wildfires occurring in the gorge over the past several days are a result of escaped campfires.

In an effort to strictly enforce the campfire ban, the Forest Service has detailed additional law enforcement officers from other national forests to help patrol the Red River Gorge.

“Signs are posted throughout the gorge to let visitors know that a campfire ban is in place,â€
"Be responsible for your actions and sensitive to the concerns of other visitors and land managers. ... Your reward is the opportunity to climb in one of the most beautiful areas in this part of the country." John H. Bronaugh

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