FIRE AWARENESS

FIRE AWARENESS

The National Park Service is concerned about fire danger in the parks. Ranger Pat Pilcher gives some advice for safe practices in Joshua Tree National Park…
Fire has always played a major role in Joshua Tree National Park. Lightning strikes as well as human caused fires are both helpful and harmful to certain desert landscapes. Small, relatively cool ground fires may clear brush and kill certain non-native plants, which in turn, allow many desirable plant species to germinate. However, larger and hotter fires can kill many plants and animals, and, endanger human lives. Fire is a part of nature and we need to appreciate its potential for benefit and destruction. In Joshua Tree, campfires are allowed only in developed campgrounds, where grills or fire pits are provided; no ground fires are allowed. Be sure campfires are out and cold before leaving the site. Since many campgrounds do not have water available, be prepared with enough water to extinguish any fires you plan to start. Learn more about fire on line: www.fire.ca.gov.

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