ORDER NO. 03-05-00-21-020
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
CORNADO NATIONAL FOREST
STAGE II FIRE RESTRICTIONS
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited
within all National Forest System lands as described in this Order (the “Restricted Area”) and as
depicted on the attached map, hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A, within the
Coronado National Forest, Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Pinal and Graham Counties within the
State of Arizona.
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or wood stove fire, including
charcoal and briquettes. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a).
2. Smoking. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(c).
3. Welding, or operating any acetylene or other torch with an open flame. 36 C.F.R. §
4. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun. 36 C.F.R. § 261.58(m).
THE FOLLOWING ACTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM 10.00 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M.:
5. Operating a chainsaw or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine.
36 C.F.R. § 261.52(h).
6. Using an explosive. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(b).
Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. §261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from the provisions in this
1. Holders of Forest Service Special Use Authorizations are exempt from Prohibition #1,
above, provided such fires are within a fire structure and they are within their permitted
2. Persons using a stove or grill that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or liquid petroleum
gas (LPG) fuels.
3. Persons smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building are exempt from Prohibition #2.
4. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting
force in the performance of official duty.
5. Persons engaged in legal hunting activity pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and
regulations are allowed to discharge a firearm while taking wildlife.
All National Forest System lands, roads and trails within the exterior boundaries of the Coronado
National Forest, as depicted on the attached map at Exhibit A.
The purpose of this Order is to provide for the public’s health and safety and to protect National
Forest System lands, resources, and facilities during the current period of high fire danger. An
emergency situation exists due to the high levels of continuous fine fuel loading, fire danger
indices, and extreme weather conditions. These factors have created an environment in which
ignitions from human-caused activities can occur at a much higher rate than normal. Further,
wildfires from such ignitions have the propensity to spread extremely quickly, presenting a
significant risk to the public, as well as substantial obstacles to firefighters in the implementation
of wildfire suppression strategies.
1. This Order will be in effect at 8:00 AM on Wednesday May 26, 2021 and shall remain in
effect until September 30, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.
2. A map identifying the Restricted Area is attached and made part of this Order as
3. Exhibit B, “Definitions,” is attached and incorporated into this Order.
4. Any violation of this prohibition is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not
more than $5000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or by imprisonment for
not more than six (6) months, or both (see 16 U.S.C. § 551, 18 U.S.C. § 3571(b)(6),
18 U.S.C. § 3581(b)(7)).
5. Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Coronado National
Forest Supervisor’s Office in Tucson AZ at 520-388-8300.
6. This Order supersedes any previous Orders prohibiting the same acts covered by this
Done at Tucson, Arizona this _24th_day of ___May______, 2021.
Coronado National Forest
ORDER NO. 03-05-00-21-020