Mount Rainier announces parkwide fire ban

Due to the nation experiencing a high level of wildland fire activity and various incidents of wildfire around the Pacific Northwest, Mount Rainier National Park announced a parkwide fire ban for all campfires beginning on Friday, July 23.

The ban will be in place until it is rescinded.

The use of wood, briquettes or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and BBQ grills is banned.

All campfires are prohibited as well.

Portable, petroleum-filled cooking stoves, heating devices and/or lanterns using liquefied or bottled fuel are allowed, as long as those devices can be turned off.

Use of any fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices on any federal lands is always prohibited.

If you see smoke or flames at any park or nearby lands, always call 911 or notify a ranger.