LIVE OAK, FL, June 9, 2011 – Campfires are prohibited on Suwannee River Water Management District (District) lands until further notice, due to increased fire danger resulting from drought conditions.
Open campfires are normally allowed only for those canoe camping along rivers.
The District urges persons recreating on District lands to exercise caution during all outdoor activities. Sparks from vehicles, equipment and cigarettes can start a wildfire.
Drivers on District roads are encourage to pay special attention to vegetation conditions. Tall grass and vehicle exhaust systems are a volatile mixture and a fire can start in a matter of minutes.
Persons spotting a wildfire on District lands should call 911.