Monsoon brings flooding possibilities but also the easing of fire restrictions

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Fire restrictions have been lifted in southeastern Arizona. 

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TUCSON — Effective Friday, July 13, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the San Bernardino, Leslie Canyon and Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuges lifted all fire restrictions in southeastern Arizona.

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald:

Due to widespread precipitation across the area, additional rain in the weather forecast and a rise in fuel moistures, it has been determined that the likelihood of wildfire has lessened to the degree that the restrictions can be rescinded.

Visitors are reminded to always practice fire safety.