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  • Restrictions on campfires, smoking in place in Coronado National Forest

    May 19, 2020 | Read More News
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    Anyone heading up Mt. Lemmon this Memorial Day Weekend should know that all ranger districts within Coronado National Forest have increased campfire and smoking restrictions due to continued dry conditions. 
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    Beginning May 15, and until rescinded, the following are prohibited:
    • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites.
    • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
    • Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
    • Operating any internal combustion engine, except operating motorized vehicles on designated roads so long as you park in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway.
    • Welding, or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame.
    • Using an explosive. 
    Fireworks are always prohibited on federal lands. Violating any of the restrictions in considered a Class B misdemeanor, which includes a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual and up to $10,000 for organizations and possible imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or both.

    Pressurized liquid or gas stoves, lanterns and heaters possessing shut-off devices are allowed. Anyone using a portable stove, should be sure the area is clear of grasses and other fine fuels. Lastly, never throw cigarettes out the window of a vehicle or park over dead grass. 

    For more information, visit the state's wildland fire website or call the toll-free Southwest Fire Restrictions Hotline at 877-864-6985.