Stage II Fire Restrictions begin on 6/28/17 in El Morro National Monument

As a result of the extreme fire danger El Morro National Monument Stage II Fire Restrictions are being implemented. Restrictions include no campfires nor smoking outdoors in the park. These restrictions will be in effect starting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 and will be enforced until rescinded by Superintendent Mitzi Frank. Park officials feel that the risk to public safety and structures within park boundaries and neighboring communities from a human-caused fire is great enough that these restrictions are necessary.

The following acts will be prohibited starting at 8:00 am, Wednesday June 28, 2017 in El Morro National Monument until further notice:

  • Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using fires of any kind, including wood and charcoal campfires within developed campgrounds or picnic areas, or permanently improved places of habitation. Stoves fueled by petroleum or Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
  • Possessing or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices, is prohibited at all times. 

Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

For information concerning fire restrictions at El Morro National Monument call Fire Management Officer Kevin Parrish (505) 285-4641 ext. 35.

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