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Superior council bans some beach fires

The Superior City Council has banned bonfires, cooking fires and camp fires on the Allouez Bay side of Wisconsin Point. With Lake Superior at its lowest level in 80 years, people lighting beach fires are leaving debris in areas typically covered ...

The Superior City Council has banned bonfires, cooking fires and camp fires on the Allouez Bay side of Wisconsin Point.

With Lake Superior at its lowest level in 80 years, people lighting beach fires are leaving debris in areas typically covered by water.

"City councilors fear that the debris will ultimately wind up in the bay once lake levels rise," Superior Parks and Recrea-tion Administrator Mary Morgan said in a news release.

Beach fires are still allowed on the Lake Superior side of Wisconsin Point, as long as they are at least 10 feet away from any vegetation. The point has a vehicular curfew of 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., with the exception of parking lot 1 at the base of the point.

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