06/07/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/07/2023 16:51
Roosevelt, AZ -Tonto National Monument will implement fire restrictions beginning Thursday June 8, 2023. These restrictions coincide with similar restrictions going into effect on other public lands in southern Arizona. The fire restrictions prohibit the following acts:
The purpose of these restrictions is to ensure the safety of park visitors and employees, and for the protection of National Park Service lands, resources, and facilities. These restrictions will remain in effect until rescinded. Violation of these restrictions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000, or imprisonment for no more than six months, or both. These restrictions are pursuant to the authority contained in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 1.5(a)(1) and 1.5(a)(3).
We ask the public to please recreate safely and responsibly. Avoid high-risk outdoor activities, follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding.
For local fire restrictions and fire information for Federal, Tribal and State lands in Arizona, visit http://wildlandfire.az.gov or call the Southwest fire restrictions hotline at 1-877-864-6985.