Fire restrictions lifted at Saguaro National Park | Environment
Starting today the Saguaro National Park (east and west) have lifted their fire restrictions.
This lifting of restrictions is due in part to the many monsoon storms that have passed through the area. The Manning Camp at the top of the Rincon Mountains has reported over 4.02 inches of rain, in the last three weeks, according to John Thornburg, Saguaro National Park's Fire Management Officer.
"In addition to our recent rainfall, the extended weather forecast calls for continued humid conditions with the chance of showers and thunderstorms for at least the next ten days," added Thornburg.
Park visitors and backcountry users are still urged to use caution when dealing with campfires. Campfires are still only allowed in designated picnic and backcountry camping area, in fire rings or in the grills provided.
For more information on local fire restrictions and fire information for Federal, Tribal and State lands in Arizona, please visit http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc
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