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Contact: Marie Frias, 505-425-8025
Fort Union National Monument
IMPLEMENTS STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS
Due to very high to extreme fire danger levels, Fort Union National Monument will implement Stage 2 Fire Restrictions beginning Thursday 28, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. This action is taken to ensure public safety and the protection of park resources. Fire restrictions will apply to all National Park lands in Mora County.
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Entail:
- Open Fire Restrictions:
All fires and other open flames are prohibited on National Park lands.
- Smoking Restrictions:
Smoking is allowed only within an enclosed vehicle.
Fireworks are prohibited on all National Park lands.
Violations of these prohibitions are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual and $10,000 for a group/organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months or both. Title 16 USC 551 and Title 18 USC Sections 3559 and 3571.
In addition to high fire danger levels in the park and Mora County, Santa Fe National Forest has imposed U.S. Forest Service Stage II fire restrictions on much of the surrounding forest.
Fort Union (1851-1891) was the largest frontier military post and supply center of the southwest. The National Park Service preserves and protects the historic Fort Union and ruts of the Santa Fe Trail. Fort Union NM is a unit of the National Park Service, under the administration of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Fort Union NM is located at Exit 366, I-25 at Watrous, NM, State Hwy. 161, 8 miles. Park hours are 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.