Fireworks prohibited in National Forests

Press release from US Forest Service:

US Forest Service officials remind residents, visitors and campers that fireworks are prohibited in National Forests in North Carolina.

The possession or discharge of all types of fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices is prohibited on all national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays.

High volumes of forest visitors are expected this holiday weekend. Be aware of the possibility of increased traffic, especially around popular areas, and take this into consideration when planning your visit. If you must visit popular sites, try to do so early in the morning of later in the evening.

Forest visitors are also reminded to ensure that all fires are extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving them, and to check local weather forecasts and the National Forests in North Carolina website for safety alerts.
For updated information on current conditions, visit the website at, or contact one of the local district offices.

About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, the Miracle Monocle, Juked and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, is now available.

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