Officials warn of increased fire risk at Haleakala

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Maui (AP) - Haleakala National Park on Maui is warning visitors of elevated fire risks caused by a prolonged drought. Leslie Young of Haleakala National Park said Monday that open fires are being discouraged in the park until further notice.

Visitors are being asked to cook their food on self-contained stoves or grills approved by the National Park Service. Young says the cooperation of visitors and campers will help keep the area safe.

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