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Fire restrictions issued for Sam Houston National Forest
San Jacinto News- Times

Forest Supervisor Linda Brett has issued specifi c fi re restrictions for the Sam Houston National Forest.“With drought conditions continuing to worsen and little chance of rain in the immediate future, fi re danger is extremely high in the Pineywoods,” Brett said.Gas and propane grills, stoves and lanterns may be used anywhere on the forest, and campfi res are allowed in only in fi re rings and mounted grills at Stubblefi eld, Cagle and Double Lake Recreation Areas, but in the general forest all open campfi res and charcoal fi res are prohibited.Smoking is allowed only in an enclosed vehicle or building or in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of all fl ammable material.“This is a critical time for the forests, and it’s important that people be watchful for wildfi res and call local fi re au-thorities as soon as a fi re is spotted,” Brett said. “We need help from our visitors and neighbors in the surrounding communities during this dry season to ensure that the forests and those on adjacent lands are safe from careless wildfi res.”

 

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