Service has lifted its temporary ban on beach fires on the beaches of
the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
State Forest Service and Dare County Fire Marshall’s
Office lifted the fire ban in 19 eastern counties on Monday, Aug.
ban has been
in effect since June 23 because of extremely hot and dry weather and
many areas facing drought conditions.
North Carolina have had some rainfall in recent
weeks, though Hatteras Island is still down in rainfall almost 7 inches.
permitted on the seashore beaches of both Dare and Hyde
counties. The use of grills for cooking is also
conditions persist in eastern North Carolina.
Visitors are asked to dispose of used charcoal and any smoking
materials, such as cigar or cigarette butts, carefully and away from
any combustible materials.
visitors are reminded that fireworks are strictly prohibited in the
must be off the beach by 10 p.m., though bonfires are allowed until
contact park headquarters at 252-473-2111, ext. 118.