Fort Huachuca opens canyons, rolls back Stage 2 fire restrictions

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (KVOA) – Effective immediately, the canyon closures and stage 2 fire restrictions at Fort Huachuca have been lifted, officials at the fort said in a press release on Tuesday.

The press release says residents and visitors must comply with Fort Huachuca regulation 420-13 to include:

a. Open fires are prohibited outdoors, except in specially designed and approved outdoor equipment with appropriate protective screens.

b. Fireplaces should be located at least ten (10) feet from combustible materials and / or all buildings / homes when in use. Fireplaces should be extinguished with water or covered with a non-combustible cover to prevent sparks or hot coals from being blown up by the wind after use.

vs. Camping and picnic permits must be obtained from MWR Rents for the Lower Garden Canyon and Lakeside Pavilion. Fort Huachuca Fire Prevention must sign the permit prior to the event. Fires are only permitted in APPROVED pits and barbecues (propane or charcoal) and only in the Lower Garden Canyon and Lakeside Pavilion locations. The fires will not be left unattended. All lights will be extinguished after each use.

re. People who obtain a camping or picnic permit should notify the Fort Huachuca Fire Department at 533.5059 when they turn their fires on and off.

As a reminder, recreational users of training grounds, including canyons and hiking trails, must check in and out at the MP Station.

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