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Big Bend National Park Bans Charcoal Burning as Fire Danger Rises

Big Bend National Park (Texas) restricts what you can burn as fire danger in the area increases.

According to a report, as of April 28, charcoal burning at Chisos Basin and the Basin Campground is prohibited.

However, propane cookstoves, gas grills, and other similar instruments are still allowed.

The National Park Service reminds the public to exercise extreme caution.

A large portion of West Texas has been under red flag warnings for several days as temperatures rise and drought conditions worsen.

As temperatures rise, Big Bend also encourages hikers to be aware of heat safety, bring plenty of water, and avoid hiking trails during the hottest times of the day.

This story originally appeared on News West.

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April 6, 2024 5:32 am

It’s awesome how Big Bend National Park is looking out for its natural beauty! Remember, use gas grills and propane cookstoves, stay hydrated, and plan your hikes wisely for a fantastic and safe adventure!

Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright
May 8, 2024 8:37 am

Isn’t it interesting how the park is spicing things up with that charcoal ban? I say, if you can’t grill with charcoal, switch to a gas grill and keep those flames tamed while you chow down outdoors. Stay safe and enjoy your feast!


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