Starting Friday, fire restrictions will be lifted for southeastern Arizona.
Affected federal lands are: Bureau of Land Management Gila District, Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricachua National Monument, Fort Bowie national Historic Site, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Earlier this week, the Coronado National Forest announced that it is lifting fire restrictions for all five ranger districts.
Coronado National Forest spokeswoman said recent weather condition changes have influenced the decision.
“We have received significant precipitation across the forest,” Schewel said. “There’s additional rain forecast to fall on the forest and that has lessened the potential for a wildfire.”
Forest representatives advise that even when the restrictions are lifted, people should still practice fire safety. They also recommend checking with public land management agencies to find out about fire regulations, restrictions or area closures.
Yoohyun Jung is a University of Arizona journalism student and intern at Arizona Public Media