USDA Forest Service Places Public Fire Restrictions in Alabama’s
National Forests


Montgomery, Ala. (October 30, 2023)
—  The USDA Forest Service is
alerting all forest visitors to be aware of specific fire restrictions placed
in Alabama’s federal lands – Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National
Forests.  Degrading fire hazard conditions have prompted Acting Forest
Supervisor Timothy Spivey to sign a forest closure order to restrict the public
from using fire or building campfires on the national forests except those
within developed recreation areas that are confined to receptacles designed for
fires.  Commercially available fuel stoves (camp stoves) and backpacking
stoves are excluded from the restriction.  Forest Service officials are
also prohibiting possessing, discharging or using any kind of firework or pyrotechnic
device.  The following public restrictions are effective on Oct. 30, 2023,
and will remain in effect until November 30, 2023, or terminated by a Forest

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