View Full Version : Tonto Fire Restrictions Removed !

Sandee McCullen
07-29-2007, 08:17 AM
THIS GOOD NEWS ALL............. You know the FS believe "human-caused" fires are attached to OHV but think of what the anti-access guys are reading this!!! Being involved and being concerned CAN make a difference. THANKS! Sandee

(Received from Tonto Fire Alert)
Woo-hoo......noticeable decrease this year, state-wide, in human-caused fires....As of July 10, Tonto NF is 22% lower this year in human-caused fire stats....

For Immediate Release Contact: Fire information
officer, 602-525-1042
July 24, 2007

Tonto National Forest lifts fire restrictions

PHOENIX (July 24, 2007) – All fire restrictions affecting the Tonto National Forest have now been lifted, effective Thursday, July 26 at 8 a.m.

The fire restrictions, which covered the entire forest, are no longer needed because fire danger has been reduced by increased moisture and humidity from the annual monsoon season.

“We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we had to restrict access and activities on the Tonto during this fire season,”
said Tonto Forest Supervisor Gene Blankenbaker. “Arizona’s fire season this year was made easier by a noticeable decrease in human-caused fires. We appreciate our users supporting and observing the fire-safety rules and ask that they continue to do so.”

For more information about the Tonto National Forest, please call 602-225-5200 or visit the forest website: www.fs.fed.us/r3/tonto

The latest fire restriction and closure information for public lands across Arizona can be found at http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/ or by calling toll-free 1-877-864-6985.

Useful Websites:

Arizona 2-1-1: http://www.az211.gov/
Incident Information System (nationwide): http://inciweb.org/
National Interagency Fire Center: www.nifc.gov National Fire Plan: www.fireplan.gov
FireWise: www.firewise.org
National Incident Information Center: www.fs.fed.us/news/fire Arizona Governor’s Forest Health Council: www.governor.state.az.us/FHC

Papa Mo
07-29-2007, 08:55 AM
That is Great news...Thanks for the update:)

07-29-2007, 09:07 AM
Whooooooo hoooo!:D :D :D
That is great news Sandee - thanks! :D