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CARLSBAD — Due to high to extreme fire danger in Southeast New Mexico, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has announced the immediate implementation of the following preventative measures:

  • Fire, charcoal and propane grills are prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited, except inside personal vehicles.
  • Open flames and cooking stoves are prohibited in the backcountry.

    The increased fire danger is due to prolonged hot, dry and windy weather. These factors result in extremely dry vegetation that is highly susceptible to even the smallest spark.

    The above measures will be in effect until the fire danger subsides.
Brienne Green
Daily Press Editor

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