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Fire Restrictions in Southern Arizona Prohibit Fires and Smoking Outdoors

Fire restrictions, effective May 7th, are in effect for Southern Arizona parks and public lands.

From the Tucson Sentinel:

The restrictions are in effect for the following state parks and State Trust and Arizona Department of Transportation lands:

The BLM also has prohibited the off-road use of motor vehicles, except when parking in an area clear of vegetation within 10 feet of a roadway.

A violation of the fire prevention order could result in a fine of up to $1,000 or as much as 12 months in prison, the BLM said. Federal, state and local law enforcement and firefighters are exempt from the restrictions.

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