Family gets creative to have a ‘campfire’ during Alabama’s burn ban

David Ryan, left, and Jason LaCanne, right, improvise with their campfire at Monte Sano State Park on Oct. 15-16 during the state's burn ban. (Photo: Kathryn LaCanne)

David Ryan, left, and Jason LaCanne, right, improvise with their campfire at Monte Sano State Park on Oct. 15-16 during the state’s burn ban. (Photo: Kathryn LaCanne)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Two guys got creative to enjoy a campfire this weekend at Monte Sano State Park.

There’s a drought emergency in effect, restricting campfires.  So, David Ryan and his son-in-law Jason LaCanne decided to play it safe by putting their campfire on TV.  Kathryn LaCanne took the photo and shared it with WHNT News 19 on Facebook.

“This was my husband and dad, taken on Monte Sano this past weekend while we were camping,” Kathryn wrote. We figured if we couldn’t have a real fire, we would have a makeshift one!”

Kathryn said her father wanted to put the TV in the firepit, just for fun, but they didn’t have an extension cord that was long enough. David Ryan is the conductor of the Madison community band, by the way.

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