Alerts & Notices

Fire Restrictions Lifted 10/21/2019

October 21, 2019 – Fire restrictions have been lifted on the Daniel Boone National Forest effective October 21, 2019. Recent rainfall and lower temperatures have improved fuel moistures, making it safe for the public to have campfires again.

The Daniel Boone National Forest went into fire restrictions on Sept 27, 2019. Since then, there were eight wildfires which burned an approximate 530 acres. All of the fires are fully controlled.

“We understand it takes away from the outdoor experience when you can’t have a campfire, but the fire restrictions were necessary for public safety and to protect public lands and adjacent communities from the threats posed by human-caused wildfires,” said Shawn Pearson, Fire Duty Office. “We appreciate all who abided by the fire restrictions.”

Although fire restrictions have been lifted, we are still in our traditional fire season, which runs until December 15. Please stay vigilant to avoid starting a wildfire. It is imperative all campfires be completely extinguished before leaving your campsite. Drown your fires with plenty of water and make sure they are cool to the touch. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.