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MA Bans Open Fires in State Parks Due to Drought

Open fires like this are now banned in MA state parks.

In light of the recent drought conditions, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation has banned all outdoor open-flame fires such as campfires and charcoal grills in all state parks. An exception has been allowed for small portable propane grills in parks where such grilling is permitted.

The ban began Tuesday, August 23, and will remain in place “until further notice.”

There are currently 12 active fires in the state, including one at the Breakheart Reservation, which has burned more than 75 acres Saugus and Wakefield.


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