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Contact: Perri Spreiser, 520-733-5151
For Immediate Release
May 23, 2022
Contact: Perri_Spreiser@nps.gov, 520 733-5100
Increased Fire Restrictions Beginning May 25 at Eight Southern Arizona National Park Sites, including Saguaro National Park
TUCSON, Arizona – As fire danger has increased across the American southwest, the National Park Service is implementing Stage 2 fire restrictions in eight National Park Service sites in southern Arizona.
Effective May 25, Saguaro National Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Tonto National Monument, Tumacácori National Historic Park, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site
will prohibit the following:
• 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.
These increased fire restrictions are in addition to year-round wildfire prevention measures that are always in place on NPS lands.
• Leaving a fire unattended or unextinguished.
• Possession or use of any fireworks.
• Use of firearms on NPS lands is prohibited.
These fire restrictions will be in effect until rescinded. Violations of fire restrictions on National Park Service lands are punishable by monetary fines or possible imprisonment.
The increased restrictions coincide with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Gila District, Coronado National Forest, and Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management restrictions also beginning on May 25. For wildland fire information in Arizona, including current fire restrictions, please visit https://wildlandfire.az.gov.
Last updated: May 23, 2022