Getting out of the unbearable heat town this weekend? If you’re heading to the Tonto National Forest, take note: there are fire restrictions starting Friday (June 11, 2010) at 8:00 pm local time.
The restrictions begin at 8 a.m. Friday. Campfires and most types of fire-causing activities will be banned across the entire forest. Charcoal-burning devices also are off limits.
Violating the restrictions is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
Petroleum stoves, lanterns and heating devices are allowed.
See the fire restrictions press release on Tucson KGUN9 radio station’s website.
National Get Outdoors Day is June 12, and the staff at the Tonto National Forest is planning a day of family-related activities. Read more on the Tonto National Forest Forest website.