Officials at the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tupelo, Mississippi, are implementing a ban on campfires due to the current drought and high fire danger, according to WLBT.

This affects all parkway property, including the developed campground at Rocky Springs, Jeff Busby, Meriwether Lewis and at the designated bicycle campgrounds on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The ban is effective immediately and will not be rescinded until sufficient rainfall reduces fire danger levels.

Charcoal grills and cook stoves are still permitted, but should only be used in designated areas that are free from burnable fuels such as grass, leaf litter and pine needles.

Grills and cook stoves should be attended at all times and must be completely extinguished prior to leaving the site.

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