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Additional fire restrictions on the way for multiple Arizona National Park sites

New fire restrictions will soon go into effect for eight Arizona National Park sites.
New fire restrictions will soon go into effect for eight Arizona National Park sites.(Arizona's Family)
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 3:49 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - As the risk of wildfires continues across the state and region, the National Park Service is adding more fire restrictions at eight sites in southern Arizona.

Effective on Wednesday, May 25, Stage 2 fire restrictions will be in effect at the following Arizona National Park sites:

  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Chiricahua National Monument
  • Coronado National Memorial
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Saguaro National Park
  • Tonto National Monument
  • Tumacácori National Historic Park

Year-round wildfire prevention measures are already in place that prohibit leaving a fire unattended, possessing fireworks and using firearms on NPS lands. Stage 2 adds the following restrictions:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, including within a developed recreation site or improved site. The use of liquid petroleum or LPG fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices (devices with an on/off switch) is allowed.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle and use of ashtrays.
  • Using explosives or any incendiary device.

Again, those restrictions begin on Wednesday and will remain in effect until rescinded by the NPS. Violators can be hit with fines or possible jail time. Check out other Arizona fire information and restrictions here.