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Tonto National Forest latest in Arizona to roll back all fire restrictions

Jul 22, 2022, 8:00 PM
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PHOENIX — Tonto National Forest on Friday became the latest in Arizona to roll back all fire restrictions due to lowered danger brought on by monsoon storms.

The forest northeast of the Valley joined the Coconino and Prescott national forests in having no restrictions.

Tonto National Forest moved from Stage 2 to Stage 1 restrictions on Monday.

“Even though fire restrictions are lifted, we still need the public to practice campfire safety and to make sure their vehicles are routinely inspected to prevent roadside fires from occurring,” Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth said in a press release.

“The Tonto is a special place and we all need to do our part to keep it that way for generations to come.”

Stage 1 fire restrictions prohibit igniting, building, maintaining or using a fire, campfire or stove fire outside a structure provided by the forest service within a designated area.

Discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun are prohibited with the restriction. There are also smoking limitations.

A full breakdown of rules with the Stage 1 fire restrictions can be found on the Tonto National Forest website.

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Tonto National Forest latest in Arizona to roll back all fire restrictions