A weekend wildfire at Sky Bridge at Red River Gorge has forced officials to close the area, according to the Daniel Boone National Forest Facebook page.
The area will remain closed while firefighters work to contain the escaped campfire that’s expected to burn 125-acres.
Highway 715 in the gorge remains open to the public, but Forest Service Road #245 that leads to the Sky Bridge recreation area is closed, officials said.
Park officials stated that “campfires are currently banned in the general forest area and in dispersed, non-developed recreation areas, such as the Red River Gorge. Campfires are allowed only in developed recreation areas of the Daniel Boone National Forest where metal/concrete fire rings or grills are installed by the Forest Service.”
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