Fire restrictions in many of Southern Arizona's public lands are scheduled to be lifted Friday.
Land management officials said this should not undermine the importance of fire safety.
“We don’t know exactly what the weather is going to be into the near future," said Coronado National Forest's Heidi Schewel. "We do know that heat will dry things out, in some cases rather quickly. So it’s really important for people to just keep in mind fire safety at all times.”
Land managers say it is always important to check on specific fire restrictions before considering lighting a fire in any area.
Lands where fire restrictions are being lifted are: the Bureau of Land Management Gila Bend District, 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 Arizona State Forestry Division's lands.
A dry, warm winter led to a complete ban on fires starting in May.