“The majority of recreation areas in the Angelina, Sabine and
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“I know from the calls we’ve received that hunters are determined to be in the forests when bow season opens,”
To compound the severity of the situation, Hurricane Rita did not dump nearly as much rain on the area as hoped and fire danger remains extremely high.
“Considering the extreme fire hazard due to high temperatures and a serious lack of rainfall, we’re asking everyone to use the highest level of caution when visiting the forests and grasslands,”
The only type of fires allowed on the national forests and grasslands must be confined to developed recreation areas in receptacles designed for fire such as gas and propane grills, lanterns and stoves. The ban also includes smoking, which is allowed only in an enclosed vehicle, building, developed recreation site or in a three-foot circular area cleared of all flammable material.
“This is a critical time for the forests and grasslands, and it’s important that people be watchful for wildfires and call local fire authorities as soon as a fire is spotted,”
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