/ Modified jun 26, 2017 10:09 a.m.

Fire Restrictions on Federal Lands Tighten

Southeastern Arizona fires not allowed, even in developed campsites.

Wildfire controlled burn hero A controlled burn is monitored by firefighters.


Increased fire restrictions start today in Southeastern Arizona.

Some restrictions have been in place, but today, they ratchet up to eliminate most activities that could cause a wildfire.

No fires are allowed in most public lands in Southern Arizona, not even in developed campsites. Also prohibited: smoking, engines other than vehicles, discharging a firearm, driving off road and fireworks.

Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor and a fine of up to $5,000, and up to six months in jail. If a fire starts because someone violated these restrictions, the person can be held responsible for costs related to putting it out.

The restrictions affect:

  • Bureau of Land Management Gila District
  • all of the Coronado National Forest
  • Coronado National Memorial
  • Saguaro National Park
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  • Tumac├ícori National Historical Park
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Arizona State Forestry Division
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